|Poetry Friday |
Poetic things of interest:
- See Irene Latham's Progressive Poem's schedule on the page above. It's getting to be quite an exciting poem!
- Today's host is lovely Doraine Bennett at Dori Reads! She shows the process and shares a new poem crafted from the ideas from the new poetry book by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, Here We Go. Read to see if you don't connect to the feelings shared in the poem.
- If you'd like to see what everyone is doing for Poetry Month, look HERE at Jama Rattigan's post at Jama's Alphabet Soup.
- Bridget Magee and her family have started a project in response to the chaos happening in our government. Go HERE to find out about it, to see how you can help!
My goal for Poetry Month: TINY THINGS. My choices may surprise you, and I'm excited to write, share, and read how everyone writes to meet their special goals for celebrating poetry month.
One cannot always change what happens on a given day. My daughter has a huge art celebration Friday and through the weekend, and today is Ingrid's 8th birthday. Oops! So I will try to comment as much as possible, but I have the girls for the afternoon, evening and overnight. We're going to do as much celebrating as we can. We're going to the zoo, we're going to a new restaurant I think they'll enjoy, and then we'll play and read lots of books at bedtime. Ingrid is lucky. She will have two days of celebrations! And Imogene gets to join the fun, too!
Thus, my 'tiny' poem. . .
add another candle
to mark the year that’s passed
quick, the matches, light them
the time arrives -- at last
all eight candles blazing
and glowing is her grin
wish granted with a whoosh of air
this merry time begins
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
April 11 - Sonnet Show & Tell - tiny key
April 12 - The Letter 'I'
April 13 - A Tiny Change - thermometer