The word window comes from an Old Norse word meaning “wind eye”. It could be an opening through the roof above the hearth letting the smoke out or a small opening in the wall letting the light of the sun or the moon in. Some of the notions being evoked by “window” concern threshold - between inside and outside, between above and below, the idea of transparency and seeing through. We call the eye a window, allowing us to see into someone’s soul. We hope that you will be inspired to write a poem on the theme of Window for this installment of the Poetry Portal. Please send your poems to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15, 2016.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted a poem for the last “Invite to Write,” inspired by the image of Wings. It is always a delight and deeply moving to read your poems.