I am undertaking the exercise of writing a poem a day during April, National Poetry Month/NaPoWriMo. I will be attempting to write at lease one poem for each day. As with last year, I will be posting (most of) these poems on my Quiet Spaces/The Written Word journal (a link to the blog posts page).
I read both the NaPoWriMo and the NaHaiWriMo prompts for this day, coming away with “bowl” (haiku prompt) and NaPoWriMo’s suggestion to write a love poem to an object. They blended in my mind to produce “Dreams in Porcelain“, combining Mother’s memories of her childhood and her love of collecting such decorative pieces during her cross-country travels. As they reminded her, I expect, of her childhood, the memory of them calls up memories from my own childhood…and the dreams that she had and fostered for us.