A poem should not mean
~Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica, 1926
This weeks Miss Rumphius' poetry stretch is about writing mask poems. These are poems written in the point of view of a person, an object, an animal, a condition, anything for that matter.
Mask poems are fun to write and important because they take youout of yourself and you get to be someone or something else for a bit. So close your eyes, pick something to write about and then feel what it is to be that something.
Here's mine, inspired by a picture of a lioness carrying her cub.
HIgh above the ground
I dangle from
Swaying to the beat
Of her trek
To our new den
Her teeth embedded
Into my furry skin
by Marianne H. Nielsen, all rights reserved