Small Town Haiku
down Maple Street
next door to the library—
the gingko tree
by Lori Lipsky
I grew up in a small town, on Maple Avenue. Down on the other end of the block was the library, and next door (you guessed it), the town’s only gingko tree. Our class once took a walking field trip to see the tree and learn about it.
Another small town poem of mine appears at the Barn Door. Your comments there are much appreciated. Thank you for reading. Lori
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My Hunt for the Hidden poem appears at The Barn Door today. I write for The Barn Door on the 23rd of each month. I invite you to check it out.
Your comments are most appreciated both here and at The Barn Door. Thanks for reading.
The Barn Door
Offer a look at life
From a Midwestern view at the
Lori's Notes: I'm excited to announce that I will now be
contributing regularly over at The Barn Door. My first post appears
today, May 23rd. I invite you to check out "On a Day in June" at
The Barn Door. I hope it'll add a bit of pleasantness
to your day.
The poem above is a cinquain. My friend, the Prude posted one the
other day on her blog and invited responders to write one, also.
After writing a cinquain there, I kept going and wrote the one
According to Drury's The Poetry Dictionary, a cinquain is a poetic
form with a syllabic arrangement of 2-4-6-8-2 in its five lines.
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