NOTE: Read my Interview with Janet Wong for information about ring/drum/blanket poems.
The following ring/drum/blanket poem was written by Melina Ragazas, a friend of Janet Wong.
Impressions of Crete
By Melina Ragazas
Lazy palms sway above,
Laughter bellows below,
A tuberleki drum,
Beats in the corner alcove.
Wooden chairs squeak.
Paint-peeling tables parade,
Blankets of vine leaves serving,
Fried fish of scorched jade.
Or curly calamari rings,
Spilling off in a raid.
Elderly walls cradle the honeyed air,
Silently watching their new friends.
All seafood-grazing in this magic square,
Until the silvery half-moon bends.
Here is a link to my post Ring/Drum/Blanket Poems Redux where you can read several more poems written by Janet Wong, fellow bloggers, participants in a poetry workshop that Janet presented, and me.
Poems of Apology: An Open Invitation
The invitation is still open to write a poem of apology. I'll post the "sorry" poems before the end of April. Gregory K. of GottaBook has already submitted his poem to Wild Rose Reader.
Read my Interview with Joyce Sidman and A Poem of Apology for information about and examples of poems of apology.