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Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 4, 2011
One of my poems for NaPoWriMo was an attempt at a sonnet. Although I love the form, I am notoriously bad with meter, so I took that original draft to the Steel Phoenix writers meeting for help. I am actually quite proud that the second stanza appeared to be correct rhythmically!
Here is the updated version, with many thanks to the members of Steel Phoenix:
Bald Eagle at the National Aviary. Last Thursday, I spent the day there, from several hours before they opened to a bit after closing.
one of the photos I took at the photography workshop at the Pittsburgh Zoo this past Saturday
plague of exhaustion
numbs the brain, erases thoughts
clogs down ingenuity
drowns artistry’s joy
blocks the imagination
buries the Muse’s vision
beneath the void of chaos
raiments of nature
flowers, leaves, and grass woven
Gaia’s green garments