My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – July 23, 2016. Candy has given us an example of a poem by Billy Collins to inspire us to create a Shadorma:
I want to carry you
and for you to carry me
the way voices are said to carry over water.
Just this morning on the shore,
I could hear two people talking quietly
in a row boat on the far side of the lake.
They were talking about fishing,
then one changed the subject,
and, I swear, they began talking about you.
© Billy Collins
It made me think about the visit to my mother last Sunday.
Talk to me
in your special voice
wrapping me up like water –
please don’t drift away.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016