Friday, July 10, 2015

Poem of the Day: "Cocooned under a Canopy" by Lauren McBride, Poet of the Week

Cocooned under a Canopy
Lauren McBride

Where branches join beneath the sky
a stillness beckons me within.
I tiptoe softly, breathe a sigh
where branches join beneath the sky.

Beside a pool of sun I lie,
at peace with all my creature kin.
Where branches join beneath the sky
a stillness beckons me within.

Poet's Notes:  Many of my poems (mostly unpublished) are about the beauty of the world around me. When The Weekly Avocet posted an ekphrastic prompt with photos of lovely tree tunnels, I couldn't resist, and this triolet was the result.

Editor's Note:  What a lovely triolet!  It takes me to a nice, peaceful place.  And I appreciate the effort that must have gone into writing it--triolets (good ones, anyway) are not at all easy to compose.

"Cocooned under a Canopy" first appeared in The Weekly Avocet, Issue 20, May 1, 2013.  A brief biography of the poet may be found here:  http://www.eretzsongs.blogspot.com/2015/07/poet-of-week-lauren-mcbride.html.

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