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, March 17, 2013

I'm dreaming of strawberry shortcake -
delectable, decadent strawberry shortcake, 
heaping with honey-sweet, ripe, crimson, 
spring berries, spooned over homemade
moist vanilla cake, perfect with lemon zest,
covered with a cloud of real whipped cream.

Usually, this time of year, I dream of tulips,
like first notes of a song, brushes of paint
on a vacant canvas soon to be a colorful burst,
the demise of soundless, snowy white.

Now I am dieting and dreaming instead,
dreaming of strawberry shortcake.  
Strawberry shortcake.  Oh!
I'm dreaming asleep and awake of,
not just a plate, but a garden,
a town, no a world of
strawberry shortcake! -
for everyone.

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