More poetry that takes place in fictional locations today as part of my Directory of Imaginary Poems, inspired by The Dictionary of Imaginary Places. Thank you, Laura and Linda, for giving me permission to share your poems!
A gift from P by Hideya Hamano
by Laura Shovan
God, I loved him. Bad boy in a blue jacket.
Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail were such bores
picking berries like good little bunnies.
I wanted to squeeze under fences with Peter,
eat my fill of Mr. McGregor’s onions
and blow the stink of them into the old farmer’s face.
I wanted to run like Death himself was shaking his hoe
yelling, “Stop, Thief!”
Had my sister lived,
we would have worn matching pink sweaters,
had bread and milk and blackberries for supper.
But I recognized a scythe when I saw one,
and as many times as I made my mother read it,
there’s only ever been one Thief in this story.
Hobbiton by John Mundy
I am in fact a Hobbit in all but size.
by Linda Baie
Bilbo’s love of home
Gandalf at the door
sleepy newest hero
Gandalf offers Thorin’s crew
as Bilbo butters bread
"Abandon books and maps!"
advice given, warily taken
the world is out there
heroes should be followed
I steal into the circle
hooded me, a mouse
heave the rucksack alone
what happens out the door
will change me
Smaug rules my kingdom too
Time to learn how to fight dragons
Bilbo shows me a way
Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved
Today's Poetry Friday round-up host is Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge. I'm off visiting my parents, but I will make the rounds when I can!