Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Goodbye April - Haiku # 29

    For this wonderful month of April, Poetry month, I made the goal to write haiku and haiku-related poems. It's been rewarding to write something new every day. I've put all that I wrote in a page above if you'd like to read some of the poems.

Here is the final one.

29)
April words
continue to entice -
colors exploding



          It's Poem In Your Pocket day, too. My class will be sharing a poem with staff members today so they too can carry a poem in their pocket!
          I'm also happy that some of us are sharing on twitter with the hashtag #DigiPoetry, created by Margaret Simon, of Reflections on The Teche.You're welcome to join us. There have been so many offerings this month, and I was sorry to have days when I did not have the time to read other beautiful words or contribute a poem myself. All were rounded up by Jama Rattigan at Jama's Alphabet Soup.  I wrote a lot of poetry and read even more. It was a month filled with words. As the late Mark Strand wrote: 

“Ink runs from the corners of my mouth.
There is no happiness like mine.
I have been eating poetry.”


Be sure to visit Matt Forest Essenwine at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme for the final line of the 2015 marvelous Progressive Poem, child of Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.

4 comments:

  1. i've enjoyed your haiku this month. you have been able to distill much in so few words.

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    1. Thanks, Kay, it's been fun reading all the poems you've been doing with Mary Lee!

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  2. These words will continue to entice long past April, won't they? Thanks for filling the month with color over here. I hope the kids (and grown-ups!) had a great Poem in Your Pocket Day - & you, too!

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    1. Thanks Robyn. My students chose, and some wrote, some beautiful poems for the staff members, some brought to tears. It was lovely to see how much it was appreciated.

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