Friday, April 7, 2017

#NPM - Poem 8 of 30 - Celebrating Too




         Celebrating with Ruth Ayres and others at Discover Play Build. And starting the second week of April-- poetry month. 

Celebrating!

        It was a good week, full of snow on Tuesday, Wednesday and flowers blooming Thursday, Friday. I've written a poem every day for my "tiny things" goal, and will certainly write on! Imogene and I visited the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, a favorite spot each Tuesday and finally saw The Vikings exhibit. Some parts are a bit beyond her, but I think she is continuing to broaden her understanding, and really loves looking and asking questions. Ingrid visits Friday afternoons and we really don't do much, just "be". We walked to my neighborhood park, stopped for an impromptu magic show by two children who live nearby and Ingrid played on the new jungle gym. We also drew pictures together, read a few books and then went to eat at Noodles, her most favorite spot in the world--really! Our country's and world's political stage widens, and I celebrate speaking out when I can. 

  •   See Irene Latham's  Progressive Poem's schedule on the page above.  I'm getting a bit nervous; my line is due tomorrow
  •   What are different people's goals for Poetry Month? Find that  HERE at Jama's Alphabet Soup.

                 Yesterday for Poetry Friday, Diane Mayr shared a new poem form connected to haiku. It's called the "Cherita" (1, 2, 3 lines) and you can find her post here. I was intrigued, have continued to write haiku and read books and articles about them, and thought this would fit my thoughts of today's 'tiny thing.' No titles!





this minute cherished

outside smelling the lilacs
celebrating a finished poem

the tiny stub will last
for one more page
I am grateful 

Linda Baie © All Rights Reserved










So Far-Tiny Things

April 1 - Two Plates - Thanksgiving
April 2 - In Each Mind's Eye - baby elephant
April 3 - Discovered April First - miniature book
April 4 - A Promise - peach seed
April 5 -  haiku - one music note
April 6 - My Tiny List - must-do list
April 7 - Tiny Lights - window lights at dusk
April 8 - Cherita - pencil stub

23 comments:

  1. What a mixture of weather. Every year it does that to me sends me into a tizzy and then I celebrate the breath of spring. I hope you have a great weekend. Thank you for supporting my writing Linda.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're welcome, Maria, & thank you for coming by. You're right about the weather. I keep having to get out the winter coat! Hopefully we are almost done with cold days!

      Delete
  2. I love hearing about your week with your little girls. You are enriching their lives so much, even just "being". Thanks for the nod to Diane and this form. I'm surfing posts this morning before writing mine. Need a little nudge from my friends.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I liked reading Diane's post, and it fit what I wanted to say this time. I know you will find something to inspire, Margaret. Thanks, it is always fun with the girls. They are each different and that's nice too. Have a good weekend.

      Delete
  3. Great job with your "Cherita"! I was reading that you can have up to three persons contribute to the poem-- great for group work in a classroom.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That would be fun to do, each one taking a part, or working all together. Thank you, Alice.

      Delete
  4. Well done, Linda! The form has definite promise for our Poetry Friday crew!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, it does intrigue me, Diane. Thank you for writing first and sharing yours and that link. I'll have to research more, but it opens up new possibilities, doesn't it?

      Delete
  5. It is fun trying new poetry forms- I tried nonet during March SOLSC, now I'll be trying cherita. I like your poem, a good perspective on the pencil stub- the one in your picture is long compared to some I've seen in the classroom. There are always a couple of kids who love using those pencil stubs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How fun to hear about your students' pencil stubs. I could have made it shorter, but stopped with this. Thanks, Diane, hope you try this new form too.

      Delete
  6. Have not heard of the Cherita. I like yours very much.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jane. Diane discovered it & everyone else said it was new to them too, a good find to play with!

      Delete
  7. Isn't it fun to try out a new form? I love your tiny cherita and the tiny pencil stub. I could visualize you outside celebrating and smelling the lilacs. So glad you have those special times with your grand girls. What special memories you're making week after week! I'm hoping your line is coming . . .

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I need to read and research more, but yes, this being similar to haiku makes me excited about it. I am becoming interested in haiku. Thanks, Ramona. Yes, I loved having Carter here until they moved, and now love the girls. Ingrid's birthday is this coming weekend. She is so excited! We have big plans!

      Delete
  8. Smelling lilacs -- I can't wait! We FINALLY had a tulip open in our front yard. I loved seeing the pictures of Imogene at the Viking exhibit. I've said it before and I'll say it again, those girls are lucky to have you as their grandma! Have a great week, Linda.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jennifer, and I'm lucky to have them, too. Yes, the lilacs are suddenly here! Crazy spring!

      Delete
  9. Oh I love this! Thank you for your lovely poem and the link. I am woefully behind in reading blog posts.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Julieanne. I know it's a busy time for teachers.

      Delete
  10. The cherita is such a nice form -- I'm glad you wrote one of your own. That pencil stub reminds me of the one Melissa Sweet has, only hers has a really long sharpened tip and almost no body, just eraser.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jama. I could have made it shorter, I know what you mean, but thought this was stub enough, tehe. Yes, I'll be exploring the cherita again!

      Delete
  11. Linda, your tiny things listing of poems is growing as you progress through the month. A minute cherished is well spent as you reflect in quiet.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Carol. I am enjoying my theme very much. Exploring is fun!

      Delete

Having a conversation is a good thing!