Friday, April 4, 2014

Celebrating - A Little At A Time

            It's Saturday, time for reflection and celebration with Ruth at her blog, Ruth Ayres Writes, Discover Play Build!
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      This week I celebrate my spring break, a lovely and quiet week of writing and doing some cleaning out of some personal papers, oh, I have so many papers, and am doing a little at a time. Are you good at prioritizing, choosing what to do first? I am very good when I have a limited time in which to accomplish something, but when the hours stretch before me...  I read, I write, I go for a walk, all terrific things, but not always when other things need doing. 


However, I really am not griping, it's been a good week.
  • a productive meeting, yes, for school, with a teacher colleague
  • lunch with a former colleague whom I don't see often enough
  • that colleague works in a favorite Indie bookstore, so got to browse and buy a few books, too
  • watching swimming lessons and dinner out with my daughter and the grand-girls
  • finishing two terrific books and starting others (fun to choose)
  • posting a poem or something connected to poetry every day for Poetry Month
  • took my car to my favorite mechanic who did all the necessary maintenance
  • STILL THREE DAYS TO GO!
     I've been thinking about all the writing everyone has been accomplishing, and now many are posting every day in April. I never got around to creating a spine poem, so here's one for all the writers! 

Cheers for a great next week everyone!

Celebrating Writers

A sea of faces
opening minds
notice & note
breathing in, breathing out
hidden gems
side by side
writing toward home.
The passionate observer
awakening the heart
living on the spine.
 Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved
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Here's a little Poetry Month love: If you'd enjoy discovering all kinds of great things happening during April, for poetry month, see this post by Jama Rattigan, at Jama's Alphabet Soup.

And, don't forget the Progressive Poem hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem! Today's line will be created by Carrie at Story Patch. It's already getting interesting! 

36 comments:

  1. So glad you had a great spring break! I am hoping to accomplish a few things on my break this coming week, and , of course, enjoy just relaxing. Have a great weekend Linda!

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    1. Thank you! Hope your week is fabulous, too!

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  2. I love your spine poem, not just for the words, but also for the great booklist! I just ordered Celebrating Writers.
    So glad spring break included some relaxing moments.

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    1. Thanks. Hope you like Celebrating Writers as much as I do.

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  3. What fun! I love the poem. I've been playing with book spine poems this morning--I can't stop! Enjoy the rest of your break!

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    1. Thanks JoAnn. I had books everywhere for a while! It is fun!

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  4. I love the way you did your poem. So creative. How long did it take?

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    1. Well, I have my PD books, at least those here at home, in two places, so I put them all out on the dining table, & started. Maybe a half hour-not too long. Then I had to return them... Thanks Cathy!

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  5. Lovely! My spring break was so long ago that it seems I can hardly remember it. I'd like another one, please!

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    1. Yes, I'll be saying that about a week from now, Ruth! Not long till the end of school though, & it will go so fast!

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  6. Isn't it great that PD book authors have chosen wonderful words for the titles? Combined together they make a beautiful poem. Celebrating your poem and your spring break together with you.

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    1. Yes! Those titles helped me a lot, Terje. Thank you!

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  7. My spring break is just beginning. I have a book spine poem ready for Tuesday SOL. Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Oh the many papers! Where do they all come from? I am happy to hear that your break was nice and also productive. Sounds like you have a wonderful balance of things to celebrate. Nice to have the time with friends and family and some bookstore browsing!

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    1. Thanks Carrie, it was a good week, & now I've been out gathering some other things that will help me, like a shredder! So far, a warm, lovely Saturday, too!

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  9. A week to rest and restore is vital to survival. Sounds like it was a good one for you. Love the spine poem! They are so fun to assemble.

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    1. Thanks Elsie, yes, gathering wonderful books is a very fun thing to do!

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  10. I'm all for non-productive but relaxing Spring Breaks, Linda - we need it!

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    1. There are "those" moments which I needed. Is it time for you to have a break yet? Hope so!

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  11. What great reads create such a great poem. Love so many of those titles. What a wonderful week you celebrated. Those weeks are so important to keep us going.

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    1. Thanks Julieanne. It actually was nostalgic making the poem, remembering those wonderful books. Wish I had time to re-read them all, although I still use parts. It was a nice, nice week!

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  12. I love your book spine cento. Using Celebrating Writers as the title, then opening minds...
    I will have a week off soon after Easter and I'm already filling the calendar. One thing I am saving is time by myself to drink coffee slowly and walk my dog. Such a luxury, time!

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I understand, just not running out of the house is heavenly. I love the pics of your festival this weekend!

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  13. Sounds like a great spring break! Busy, yet some open time! Can't wait to see your post on Monday to see all the books you've read! Great spine poem, be proud!

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    1. Thanks, Michele. I wish I could say I've read much more than usual, but other things interrupted too. I did finish a few good ones, though.

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  14. Lovely spine poem and I'm glad you fit writing into your Spring Break.

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    1. Thanks Catherine, I'm trying to write. I need one day where that's all I do, working on the poems. Fun to do the spine poem however!

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  15. Now that's an incredible book spine poem, Linda!

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    1. Hi Stacey, and thanks! Some wonderful books, & I also thought of yours and Ruth's Day by Day, but it's at school! I have so much trouble deciding what to keep there & what to keep at home.

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  16. I need to do a book spine poem this month. I've been writing a poem everyday this month using the prompts over at Writer's Digest's poetry blog. It's been interesting so far. Have a great rest of your Spring Break! -Earl

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    1. Earl, for your book spine poem, you have such an array to choose from at the store! Great that you're writing a poem every day! I didn't know about the writer's digest prompts-will check them out!

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  17. Wow, Linda. Those last three lines/spines are beautiful together. This is one of the foundations of meditation, right?

    The passionate observer
    awakening the heart
    living on the spine.

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    1. Wonderful what lines one can find in book titles, Laura. I decided to use only those PD books I used in my teaching, and there it is! thank you!

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