Lullabies and cradle songs

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
Writing a Lullaby I am thinking about cradle songs and their origins. I am thinking of their patterns and intent. I am planning a poem about a refugee mother singing a lullaby. That lullaby is full of love and hope. That lullaby comforts them both. I am imagining where she…

The Poet at Play 3 – Working with Metaphors

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
Image by June Perkins This week I have been playing with metaphors.  Metaphors give us a memorable comparison to understand something which seems inexpressible at a deep level. Some metaphors  have been so used that there have become clichés; so as I write I have to approach them with care…