For the letter P, we're looking at Poetry (well, one poem). Since Poetry is also the topic for this month's Ink Ripples, I'm posting it here, as well. Enjoy.
When I was in 8th grade I wrote a poem entitled STARS for my English class. To my surprise, the teacher liked it so much she sent it to a high school anthology and it was published. At the time, I wasn't all that interested in poetry, but now, many years later, I'm kind of excited about it. The poem below is my first published work. In the 50s, not telling exactly which year.
by Beverly Stowe
Zundelowitz Jr. H. School
Wichita Falls, Texas
I often lie awake at night,
Watching stars that are so bright.
They sparkle and twinkle in the cool night air,
And look like ladies with lovely golden hair.
You see the little dipper and the big dipper too,
Away up in the deep dark blue.
But then come the morning rays of light
And all the star are gone until tonight.
#InkRipples is a monthly meme created by Kai Strand, Mary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll. They post on the first Monday of every month with a new topic. They're all authors, but you don't have to be to participate.
The idea of #InkRipples is to toss a word, idea, image, whatever into the inkwell and see what kind of ripples it makes. You can spread your own ripples by blogging about the topic any day of the month that fits your schedule. Just be sure to include links back to Katie, Kai, and Mary. Thanks.
Or you can simply share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #InkRipples.
There is no wrong way to do #InkRipples (with the exception of following basic human decency!) Feel free to use any of the meme's images (created by the wonderful Mary Waibel).
So, join the fun. My post for April is the above poem.
The topics for the rest of 2016 are:
August: Guilty Pleasures
September: Banned Books
Happy Reading and Writing!