My mother is exhibiting some of her plein aire artwork this weekend and she invited me to accompany her artwork with poetry. I am excited to be a part of the collaborative art process, particularly since I’ve fallen in love with writing rondeau poetry. It is like writing a rhyming crossword puzzle. I find the rules both engaging and challenging.
It has taken me 2 days and the next 3 posts are my poems with my mother’s accompanying artwork.
Another rondeau for my poetry reading next week. This one is a 10 syllable rondeau to counter “Snow Will Not Stay.”
Welcome April with Earth and Arbor Day Where the air is fresh and gloom melts away! Cherish this chance to welcome life renewed Fresh leaves on the trees. See mama bird’s brood Celebrate in the grand springtime soiree.
Dig in the dirt. Plant along the parkway. Listen to the movement as the trees sway. Go swim or fish, if you think that is good. Earth and Arbor Day.
Be aware and take care! Earth wants to say, “Human stewards care for me. I’m a-okay.” Not, “These jerks messed things up. I’m really screwed.” We should adopt a caring attitude. In gratitude and honest care, array Earth and Arbor Day.