Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads “Dear” Poems (posted by Manicddaily)
“Start your poem as a letter to a person, place, thing, even feeling—whatever addressee you wish—and then more on from there.
Note that you do not need to include the “dear” (or any trappings of a letter) in your final posted poem. Simply use the “dear” as a starting point.
Also note that your addressee does not actually have to be “dear” to you- the “dear” is just a device to get you going. (Feel free to be sarcastic.)”
There you roll on the tip
of Long Island at Montauk,
your introduction one of sand hills
flowered with grasses and beach plums.
I write to ask if you have ever considered
packing up your whitecaps and tides,
and taking a road trip to where
your lulling sound, briny taste,
and vivid vision are desperately sought.
Oh, I would not expect you to settle
anywhere else permanently, just until
we land-wrecks attain a sense of peace
which only you can bring about.
Think about it.