The Poetry Portal

Ami Ronnberg

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 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.