Sunday, October 2, 2016

Old Wren

My colleagues at The Micropoets Society added one of my short poems to the web site HERE.

I have a bird feeder that I watch with growing obsession.  Soon, the visitors will all have names.  Now, only the four juvenile (delinquent) cardinals and Old Lady Wren have names.

I have been watching Old Lady Wren for a while, and she is matriarch of the back deck.  Tiny and implacable, she is Maggie Smith on the Downton Feeder.

I would also like to express my thanks to The Micropoets Society.  The venue is a wonderful place to develop ideas into a larger work.  The ideas I had for Old Wren continued to develop, and I have created a longer poem based off of it.

If you are interested in trying similar techniques, I recommend using "micro venues" - many of which have daily or weekly prompts - to start your ideas.

Good luck!

~ Mick, S.D.G.