Late at night
In early morning
Sunshine or rain, I
Turn heavenward my
Ears, attentive, ceaselessly
Needing His wisdom
In March 2021, I was so inspired by Fran Haley’s poem “Listen” that I wrote a mirror poem, using her phrase just to listen, and used the repeating word listen throughout my mirror poem. For National Poetry Month’s #VerseLove celebration in April 2021, I used her poem as the inspiration poem during my day of hosting. The power of a poem, the power of a word, the power of a kinship of writers and readers as we share blesses me tremendously – and that one word listen stayed with me and became my one not so little word for 2022. Thank you to everyone in my writing groups, and thank you to those who provide opportunities for all of us to share our writing! I celebrate you all today.
You can read Fran Haley’s poem Listen here:
My mirror poem Just to Listen is here:
Our poems during #Verselove 2021 are here:
A very special thank you to Slice of Life, and Happy New Year to everyone!