Collaborating with Victoria Slotto is a most satisfying experience and a tremendous honor. Her tercets in Who Am I, You Ask made me feel right at home with its iambic meter. Here, then, is my completion of her July Challenge.
I am the tiny finch who fills the air with song at dawn.
I am the bronze of sun on snow-capped hills.
I am the play of wind upon the leafy ash.
I am the ocean’s waves caressing sand and shells.
I am the youthful fool—reckless, full of joy.
I am the ache of old ones shuttered in the dark.
I am the healing for the ancients breaking down the glass.
I am the wisdom found in children – secreting the glee.
I am the torrent deep who shapes the distant shores and sky.
I am the wicked gale that tears the fertile blooms.
I am the cresting dawn on valleys warm and lush.
I am the eagle strong who silences the song.
Collaborative Poetry Victoria Slotto / Jill Lyman