Not long ago, my husband and I went to dinner at one of our favorite local seafood restaurants. It’s a comfy, rustic place with all kinds of nautical mementos displayed on the walls and suspended from the rafters, so I wasn’t surprised when I saw a dusty captain’s hat hanging over our table. I was surprised, though, when I noticed that there was writing on the hat. At first, I thought it was a recipe, but I was further surprised, even delighted, when I realized that the writing was a poem. A POEM. And not just any poem, a fishing poem! Hanging from the rafters was a fishing poetry hat. Here it is:
Isn’t that grand? It made me so happy that I wanted to put on my own fishing poetry hat, even though it’s the heart of winter and it's blistering cold in many places. Here is my inspiration poem in the form of a diamante called “Fish Poem.”
swimming darting wiggling
catch it quick – before it gets away
squirming turning dashing
© 2013 Tamera Will Wissinger
The inspiration for poetry truly is everywhere. Even dusty and hanging from the rafters.
What kind of poetry hat are you wearing these days?
Poetry Friday is at Matt Forrest Esenwine's Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme