Thursday, April 13, 2017

#NPM17 - 14/30 Poetry Friday

 "Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone." – Lawrence Ferlinghetti
      

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. . .

birthday candles

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
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
April 9 - Apple Blooms - blooms/apple tree
April 10 - Walk to The Sea - salt crystals
April 11 - Sonnet Show & Tell - tiny key
April 12 - The Letter 'I
April 13 - A Tiny Change - thermometer

34 comments:

  1. Love your line: "wish granted with a whoosh of air." Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy every moment with your grand girls.

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    1. Thanks, Ramona. I'm sure it will be terrific!

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  2. This is wonderful. And, such a lovely gift for your grandaughter. Happy Birthday! Enjoy the zoo and the restaurant and reading all snuggly with your Grandmother. Wish granted with a whoosh of air....that's how I feel that a year passes.
    Somehow, I missed several of your daily poems. I will go back and read about tiny things!

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    1. Thank you Linda, the day will be a special one, I'm sure.

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  3. Happy Birthday to Ingrid!! I love the "at last" on that line. Look how your "tiny" list is growing! xo

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    1. Thanks, Irene. This 'challenge' has turned out to be lots of fun, and certainly a challenge!

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  4. "Glowing is her grin" -- love it! Enjoy your celebrations!

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  5. With a whoosh of air, another year begins. Happy Birthday to your little 8 year old. The poem is a real tribute to her, Linda. Enjoy your fun-filled day.

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    1. She is so, so excited, Carol! I think we might all remember the child's excitement on special days. Thank you!

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  6. Happy birthday to your granddaughter! Have a wonderful day!

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  7. What a sweet and perfect birthday poem! Happy Birthday to Ingrid. Sounds like a wonderful weekend in store. Enjoy the celebration!

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    1. Thanks, Jama. We will celebrate big time!

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  8. I love "quick, the matches." Happy celebrating!

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    1. Thanks, JoAnn, isn't that how it goes? Hurry, scurry!

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  9. Eight candles sounds like a very happy birthday, indeed!

    Happy Easter!!

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    1. Thank you, and the same wishes to you, Jane.

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  10. What better gift than a poem to treasure forever! And all the memories you will make as you celebrate.

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    1. It's going to be a lovely day, Jane. Thank you!

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  11. Your day sounds wonderful, Linda, and happy birthday to Ingrid! I'm sure she'll love her sweet birthday poem. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  12. Happy grand girls day to you & eight birthday to the candle child, Linda B.
    And splashy arty wishes to your daughter.

    I love this month of your tiny treasures,
    limned in lines.

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  13. Fun poem, Linda! Sweet whooshes (and wishes) for Ingrid's birthday. Enjoy your time with those fantabulous girls.

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  14. Enjoy your merry times! Happy Birthday to Ingrid.

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  15. I just love your tiny poem so much. Enjoy the girls and Happy Birthday to Ingrid :D

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  16. Delightful, just plain delightful! The lighting and blowing out of candles is one of my favorite parts of BD celebrations. I'm enjoying your "tiny things" this month.

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  17. Sounds like a fun weekend. Your poem is perfect!

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  18. Birthday candles aren't so tiny after all. Holding a year's wishes, after all. :-) Great poem.

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  19. Happy birthday and celebrations to all! Enjoy all the fun you have planned. Love that birthday poem--so light and playful.

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  20. Finally home after more celebrating today. Thanks to everyone for the wishes, yesterday and today were very fun and special. And the birthday candles have been blown out!

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  21. As you know, I think 8 is great--possibly the best birthday a kid has. I know you will make Ingrid's wonderful, with your poem and all your grandmotherly skills!

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    1. Thanks, Heidi, and yes, I do know that 8 year olds are special to you. It is not 'tween', but so different from the kinders and first graders, I think. We had a wonderful time.

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  22. Sweet poem! That would be so nice to make into a card for her! Or did you??? I hope you had a wonderful celebration. I had my two grandkids last week with my daughter. What with bikes and bubbles and long walks! Oh, and the walk featured a dead squirrel and coyote poop! Extra exciting!

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