A few weeks ago the freebie at currclick.com was the e-book: "Poetry Forms to Use at Home." We were just beginnning our new year of lessons, so I printed it out and began it right away with the boys. They really like writing poetry, so this was a good fit for us.
Today's poem is a sense-poem. The boys each had a form to complete that guided them through a poem writing about the five-senses and a particular place or thing. As I was reading through their instructions, I was inspired to write a sense poem about Minnesota.
My husband grew up in Northern Minnesota and we visited his home for almost two weeks at the end of May. I fell in love. We've visited before, but this time was different. My love for his family grew immensely. I could envision myself living in this place. We have been praying for a year about God's plan for our future. We have been feeling Him calling us to return to The Big Dog's home and be part of his family in a more real way. As I looked through my pictures deciding which one to put on this blog, I was, once again, in tears. I am homesick for a place that was never my home.
Below is a picture of Big Dog's dad, Grandpa, while we were fishing on Fish Hook Lake, and my poem follows.
I would like to see the lakes as we drive North.
I would like to hear the loons call while we’re fishing.
I would like to touch the velvety water as the boat drifts lazily along.
I would like to taste my mother-in-love’s cooking in her cozy kitchen.
I would like to smell the crisp cold morning air.
I wish I were there right now.