September 16, 2016 by Ray Yanek
So I’ve never pretended to be a poet, but I put this together as an example of a chain poem for the high school Creative Writing class I teach. I figured it would do me good to get out of the prose box. To actually put that poem here is also shattering about a million other boxes. 🙂
So here you go… Be easy on me. And if you’re interested, I’ll explain a bit more about the chain poem assignment next week.
Have a good weekend!
A mirage in the smudged and shattered mirror.
The condensation of the past transforms
The frame into the ball gown
You no longer wear.
Sidenote: The photo of the cat poet (which I love), I borrowed from a site called The Tiniest Tiger, a place devoted to the conservation of big cats. I found it totally by accident, but if you’re a cat lover, you may want to check it out.