I didn’t intend to write and post a poem today for Poetry Friday. But then I read Margaret Simon’s post, and I was hooked on trying a nestling poem. In it, she reviews Irene Latham’s forthcoming book This Poem Is a Nest, and encourages readers to try out a nestling poem – to read a poem, choose words that call to you, then craft them into a new poem.
So, I opened up a file of poems I love and chose “Midnight Stray” by Rebecca Kai Dotlich. I chose fragile, tattered, whisper, stars, and love. Rebecca’s poem is about a cat, but the word “tattered” reminded me of a quilt.
edged with fading stars,
tattered from years of love,
whispers a reminder
with proper care,
the world is not so fragile.
Thanks, Margaret, Rebecca, and Irene!