Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit lovely Linda at TeacherDance for Roundup.
I am away from my desk today, visiting Africatown with Charles Waters!
But I do have some news for you, and a poem.
I'm offering a FREE Masterclass for writers entitled Optimal Creativity Has Nothing to Do With Discipline: 3 Myths That Can Wreck our Writing (and What to Do Instead).
Pick your time (3 options!), and I'll see you there! Click here for the registration page.
In case you missed it: This month's Homeschool Poetry Party featured LOVE poems, of course! View the video here.
And now for today's poem! If Carel Fabritius's Goldfinch piece wasn't already a favorite, it gained even more fans when Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize winning book THE GOLDFINCH was released (and also adapted for film).
I puzzled for several days about what metaphor I wanted to lend this piece...and then voila! it came to me, and it feels just-right. (Turns out, during the time this painting was created, people were fond of keeping goldfinches as pets. It's hard to see the chain attached to the bird's leg in the painting, but look closer, it's there.)
Thank you so much for reading!
Forgiveness is a Small Bird
it will lift
into the sky