Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
Day 16: Spend some time with a favorite poem (written by someone else). Write a poem in response to (or in dialogue with) that poem.
The poem I chose was by Charles Causley and it's called I Am The Song.
I am the song that sings the bird.
I am the leaf that grows the land.
I am the tide that moves the moon.
I am the stream that halts the sand.
I am the cloud that drives the storm.
I am the earth that lights the sun.
I am the fire that strikes the stone.
I am the clay that shapes the hand.
I am the word that speaks the man.
I enjoy it because although it's a childrens poem (Causley was well known for writing poetry for children apparently), I think it's a very inspiring one and I certainly don't think you can make it child-only. So here's my response.
I became the sword that dented the shield.
I became the truth that defeated the lies.
I became the hand that helped the lame.
I became the tongue that spoke the kind.
It's only a short response but if I went on I thought I was in danger of diluting the poem.
File under: Kelligrafie, 30 day poetry challenge, I Am The Song, Charles Causley