I finished my haiku challenge yesterday, writing haiku and one senryū every day in April except for the day I wrote the line for Irene Latham's Progressive Poem. You can find the poem in its entirety at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme where Matt Forrest Esenwine wrote the final line! What a wonderful thing that is. I wrote to some challenges, guest posted at others, read and read and read others' poems. It was quite a month of lovely and charming and funny and poignant words. Thanks to everyone for their energy and inspiration.
Matt Forrest Esenwine offered one challenge, Poetry Cubed. He termed this because he gave three pictures, all of which had to be included, at least peripherally. They were a stage, a bee with flowers and a monster truck. I was challenged, wrote for several days, messing around with the lines. The link above is the finale of all the poems shared, including mine. I liked how it turned out, so share it here too. Have a wonderful May everyone! I'm take a couple of weeks away, the reason why below.
I’m leaving next Tuesday for a 10 day trip with my students to the DC/Chesapeake Bay area, so will take a break from posting. We're doing half the trip in the city, all the tourist places, including being admitted to the White House! The other half will be in nature, studying the Chesapeake Bay habitat, experiencing creek snorkeling, kayaking and zip lines, just the beauty of nature! I'll try to continue some writing, certainly do lots of field journaling which we (students and adults) all do.