Almost the last day of Poetry Month
|"Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them." Dennis Gabor|
A giveaway to note! Visit the Teaching Authors website for a terrific giveaway.
And visit Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading, and her wonderful April posts/poems.
If you didn't discover March Madness Poetry back in March, you missed an amazing group of people writing furiously for Ed DiCaria's idea of poetry madness along with the basketball frenzy too. Here at the end of Poetry Month, I thought I should post my 'competition' poem, sadly losing to Renee La Tulippe of the blog, No Water River. She did very well in the competition, almost making it to the finals! We were each given a word and 48 hours in which to write. Readers voted.
My word was random. We were restricted to 8 lines. Here is my poem:
Darwin sailed across the sea
saw nothing random,
derived species selection,
through careful observation.
Onto the land a creature came;
it scuffed on sand first without name.
Darwin said, “Try to understand
these unique qualities of man.”
©Linda Baie, 2013