Welcome to Four Lines! I have a goal I would like to write at least four lines of poetry or a haiku every day for the rest of my life. I'm excited about this challenge! Also, along with my daily poem, I will be reading at least four lines of another author's poetry. I'll try to include that here also. So I'm thinking - how difficult can it be to read and then write one poem a day? We will see! - Claudia

All poems on this blog, unless noted, are written by Claudia Callaghan.
© 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Claudia Callaghan
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

My car is an icicle this morning
covered with 2 inches of ice.
I need to pick up Evie at the airport
on her return trip from royal palm, citrine sun,
ocean sand, Disney World, River of Grass*, and sea gull haven,
salty Florida. Tropical Florida.
Conga, rumba, bachata, meringue, vallenato, hip hop
Caribbean reggae, steel pan, soca, kompa, calypso
sizzling Florida.

Drizzling rain, snow, and ice, 
freezing and just above freezing,
until freezing won.
Now my car is an icicle this morning in wind biting,
theatre loving, white sky, bike trailing, music embracing,
snow man, snow angel, boundary waters, and loon haven,
winter Minnesota.  Midwest Minnesota.
Ice fishing, skijoring, dog sledding, snow shoeing, winter festival,
cross country skiing, ski resort, snowmobiling, hockey playing, ice skating, 
unbelievable Minnesota.


* Marjory Stoneman Douglas created this name for the Everglades - also the title of her wonderful book, "Everglades:  River of Grass."


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