Thursday, July 26, 2007

Poetry Thursday - A New Venture


I am going to try something new for the next few weeks in regard to Poetry Thursday. Some of you who have been reading my blog for a while may have read that I chose the nicknames for my family based on various styles of poetry. Over the next few weeks, I am going to try to present an example of each of those types of poetry, one each week. I decided to participate in Poetry Thursday mostly to give myself an incentive to write poetry more often, as I have in the past. In keeping with that, I plan to write these examples myself. I began by writing an aisling today, but I need to edit it and "live with it" for a few days before sharing it here. I hope that will be next week's Thursday post.

"Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar." ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
photo of sunflower and honeybee by Aisling, July 26, 2007

4 comments:

Lizzie said...

Beautiful quote...

I can't wait to visit your blog on Thursdays now!

Catherine Mary said...

Aisling, Is the sunflower from that area that the farmer plowed for you earlier in the spring? I think you were going to plant sunflowers there.

Aisling said...

Catherine Mary, I planted blueberry bushes in the plot the farmer plowed for me. Then, where his property meets mine, he plowed his own field and planted sunflowers. He got a late start and those sunflowers are just little seedlings at this point. The flower in this photo is one that "planted itself" in my cutting garden. I moved it, and several of it's siblings, to the back of my butterfly garden. This is the only one that is blooming yet. These are a smaller many-branched sunflower about 4 or 5 feet tall.

Aisling said...

Lizzie, Thank you! How sweet! :)