EARTH HOUR 2015

Once again, it is time to pause for a few minutes to reflect on our dear planet. Earth Hour is observed in many countries across the world.

This week, I decided to respond to a wordling poetry prompt in recognition of this special hour. The bolded words were provided at the link listed below my poem.

EARTH HOUR
EARTH HOUR

2015 EARTH HOUR

Backyard robins are quiet after a day of nest-building

Reminding me of the swallows that used to hang out in the barn

In the pond, pools of water circle the frog

as he wakes from winter

We light a camp-fire in the circle of rocks

Earth hour has begun on this cold spring night.

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick

Written in response to poetry prompt at http://thepoetrypark.com/2015/03/26/16-wordling-words-no-5/.

Enjoy your Earth Hour!

Road sign?

There has been a lot of talk about green the past few days. March 17 will bring out the green in many, regardless of heritage or citizenship. Best to all who are celebrating.

With St. Patrick’s Day in mind, perhaps, responding to a poetry prompt at The Poetry Park site, led me in a colourful direction. This prompt invited responders to use a half-dozen words in a poem format of choice, so here is what I wrote.

SIGN ALONG THE WAY

a traveler trampled the undergrowth

all bent over beneath his shoes

 

wet with morning dew

he searched through the green shamrocks

‘til he found one with leaves of four

 

gently he snapped the stem

then pocketed this symbol of hope for the ages

as he set out on the road

in a new direction

once again

 

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick

SHAMROCK
SHAMROCK