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January Visual Poetry Prompt


Post you new year’s poem in the comments below.



About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


24 thoughts on “January Visual Poetry Prompt

  1. yesterday,
    freezing winter seemed so far away
    now my chilly cubs refuse to play
    oh I believe in yesterday

    I’m not half the cat I used to be
    so many hares are white and hard to see
    oh yesterday came suddenly

    why my toes are froze, I don’t know
    the sky is gray
    my cave is cold, so I search
    for yesterday

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Steve Croft | January 10, 2020, 11:32 AM
  2. leopard crossing trail
    of snow through cedars, wolves’ eyes
    watch with hunger, fear

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by steve Croft | January 9, 2020, 1:07 PM
  3. flurries quietly
    touching noses while paws press
    crisp, crunchy, icy
    nature’s floor of wintry pad
    coolness warms the leopard’s heart

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | January 7, 2020, 4:45 PM
  4. I love that one Cassa!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by JeanMarie | January 7, 2020, 10:16 AM
  5. * The Leopard’s Prayer (typo error correction)

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | January 7, 2020, 6:38 AM
  6. The Leopard’s Prayers

    My ancestors in heaven
    snow king be your name

    Your kingdom come
    your will be done
    in winter as it is in other seasons

    Give me this day my daily prey
    and protect me from my predators
    as I also have protected my cubs

    And lead me not into desolation
    but deliver me from famine

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | January 7, 2020, 6:27 AM
  7. animals shiver
    in hovels, lone leopard pads
    through green, snow-chilled trees

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Steve Croft | January 6, 2020, 10:48 AM

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