I am hosting Poetry Friday today for my very first time. I originally said I would wait until Midnight Eastern time (11 P.m. where I live) so that it would truly be Poetry Friday. I have caved and am posting this on Thursday at 11:09 Eastern time as I worked at 2 of my jobs from 6 am to 9 pm (my time) counting travel time and don't want to stay up any longer than I have to asI am also working the same shifts tomorrow. Here's what I have for you ...
Back on June 17th, Rose Cappelli of Imagine the Possibilities shared her amazing poem, Music Lessons for Poetry Friday.
I was not familiar with the form, an etheree, and decided to experiment with it. An Etheree is a 10-line poem that works it way incrementally from one syllable to 10 syllables adding a beat with every line. At One aspect that I enjoy about creating poetry is the freedom to see the world a little differently than everyone else. An ability to make a connection, and then see where that connection takes me.
As I was reading Music Lessons, at Rose's blog, I noticed that right under her poem there was a section embedded in her post stating sponsored content replete with the usual clickbait about insurance rates, medical treatments, and other sundry time wasters. Among the annoyance, I had a flash of inspiration. Why not write an etheree about internet ads. This was the result ...
Don't care where
Singles in Elgin
Meet, Nor do I need to
Know the seven worst mistakes
I can make with my retirement.
There is a search bar for a reason,
I am content to find my own content.
My wife and I have had one car between us for several months now. We were hopeful that we would be working at the same school this year and only found out a few days before the school year started that there would not be a position for me. Fortunately my long term substitute skills are highly sought after and I received an offer to work at a middle school in my wife's district. While we begin to look for a second vehicle, I have been bicycling nine miles down our bike path (each way) to my new school.
When I bike to work these pictures give you an idea of the view ahead of me.
Granted it's gorgeous but it's also fairly common place. Don't get me wrong I love my commute. Most days I see at least 2 deer and some pretty good views of the Fox River but for the most part it's just tree after tree with a couple of towns thrown in for good measure.
But there is also this ...
Yes 2 miles from downtown Elgin there is this castle structure that I believe was brought over from England. Most days I bike right past it often not even seeing it.
Over the past few years I have found myself in a bit of Poetry Renaissance. To me poetry has been my way of finding castles among ordinary things and even making ordinary things stick out like castles.
That's what I have for this week. Let's see what you can add and find out where the adventure takes us.
As you read through what I'm sure re going to be excellent selections this week. I hope you experience your own Poetry Renaissance. Next Weeks Poetry Friday will be hosted by Tanita S. Davis at Fiction Instead of Lies.