Today, I am featuring poet and author, Elizabeth Merry, as my Treasuring Poetry guest. Elizabeth has shared her favourite poems and thoughts about poetry and I have shared my review of her lovely poetry book, Minus One. Thank you Kaye Lynne Booth for hosting us today.
Today, I am delighted to introduce you to author and poet, Elizabeth Merry. I came across Elizabeth’s poetry and writing quite recently and was bowled over by her powerful words and messages.
First, I would like to send a million thanks to Robbie Cheadle for this opportunity; it is much appreciated.
My favourite poem from my own collection is The Red Petticoat, which I wrote for my mother. When I was very young, anyone with relations in America was always on the lookout for parcels. Besides the red petticoat I remember winter coats for my sister and myself. Mine was grey and red check and hers was chocolate brown with pompoms – I was so jealous of those pompoms! Well, here is the poem:
THE RED PETTICOAT
I remember the rustle
Of the red, exotic petticoat
The pick of a parcel
Delight crackled in her hair
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