Friday, October 14, 2022

Picasso Ostrich poem

 Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Matt at Radio, Rhythm and Rhyme for Roundup.

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful time at Highlights! More on this next week, once I've had a chance to unpack. Old friends, new friends, adventures, inspiration, delicious food, heart is full. :)

I didn't do much writing while there, but wow, on the (14 hour) drive home, I voice-recorded many many many notes, breakthroughs, and new ideas. I'm excited to sort through everything and share more.

I don't know what an ostrich has to do with Highlights (or anything), but I did tackle Picasso's drawing as the latest in this mini-series as part of my ArtSpeak: Animals project.

 Actually, now that I'm reading it again, it's kind of exactly where I am in my writing life as described above! Ha! How our poems reveal us... 

Thank you so much for reading.

ostrich swerves through grass

a blur of fluffy feathers

far from flightless

-Irene Latham


  1. Happy Poetry Friday! Your ostrich poem is so fun. I'm really enjoying this Picasso series! Thank you!!! :)

  2. I've read several of your poems in this series, and love them all, especially this one and the fox. I wish I could commit to writing short poems like this on a regular basis, but I simply have no time - I don't know how you do it!

  3. I know that swing! I'm sure it was a joy-filled time at Highlights, Irene. Wow, a long drive but maybe good to have the hours as you said, to un-pack & then add more ideas, in your "blur of fluffy feathers". Ha! I do love these sketches! Happy weekend!

  4. Yay for Highlights! Can't wait to hear more. That blur of fluffy. Great description.

  5. I can relate to your swerving blurring ostrich!

  6. Highlights is so inspiring! I'm headed there in a couple of weeks for a retreat with my critique partners. Always love your short poems, and ostrich did not disappoint.

  7. So glad to hear presenters are as inspired as participants. And Ostrich is a joy!

  8. All of it, delightful. I see you, flightful.
    Great outfit, also!

  9. I am so loving these Picasso pairings!


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