Springtime Pastimes

Yesterday while browsing through a book of John Betjeman’s poems, I came across this poem about golf (“Seaside Golf”). Since I played my first round of the year on Monday and it was probably my best round yet, I decided to go with it, and I thought I’d round up a few poems about golf to share; however, I found that Leon S. White, PhD beat me to it. Here’s a review of his 2011 book, Golf Course of Rhymes, an anthology of golf poems by writers from England, Scotland and the US and a link to his blog, golfpoet where he shares his own golf inspired poetry.

So, let me share some poems instead that reference, if not actually are about, other spring pastimes:

Fishing on the Susquehanna in July” by Billy Collins

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by William Wordsworth

What I Would LIke to Grow in My Garden” by Katherine Riegel

Inspiration Point” by Jennifer Jean

So begin today with a few poems and then get out there and enjoy spring! And as always, I’d love to hear from you. Which of these are your favorites? Or is there another you’d like to add to the collection?

PAD 30: Dead End

Today is the last day of the poem a day challenge for April 2016. What a month it’s been! The prompt today is to write a dead end poem.

Dead End

We reached a dead end
On our hike through the woods
Meandering paths amidst
Majestic pines and verdant ferns,
Led us across brooks and streams
Balancing rock to rock,
Sometimes relying on a handy stick
Or each other’s hand,
Other times simply hoping not to slip.
Up hills we trekked, and mountains,
Across heaths and peaks,
Down again into the vales.
And now, an impasse–
We are stopped by nature,
Perhaps our own natures,
So we must backtrack to where
We can once again see our way
And walk hand in hand
Into the clearing.