I’ve made no secret of the fact that I like InsideOut: Poems by L.L. Barkat. (Disclosure: she’s a friend, but I like the poems anyway.) (:)) If you’ve been reading InsideOut, have you seen/experienced/felt/been impressed by/had your socks blown off by/ any particular poem?
If you have, leave a comment here, along with any thoughts you might have about that particular poem, and we’ll put together a summary (or perhaps a series of summaries) as an official post.
I’ve read InsideOut twice, and I have several “favorites.” Actually, if truth be told, they’re all personal favorites. One is “Foyer, ” and it starts this way:
at the new straw
And why is this a favorite for me? Because my paternal grandmother, who died in 1984 at the age of 95 and whom I dearly loved, wore a straw hat when she worked outside in the garden. The poem catapulted me back to childhood, when I would spend a week with her each summer, just the two of us. The poem opened up a flood of good memories.
So – do you have a favorite yet? And why?
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