Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#NPM18 - 25/30 - Palette



April is #NPM18 - National Poetry Month.

"Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket."
 ~Charles Simic
           
         Be sure to see the page on the bar above for the Progressive Poem's schedule of poets, hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.  
        And, see what many are doing for Poetry Month, by looking HERE at Jama Rattigan's post at Jama's Alphabet Soup.
          
              My goal for Poetry MonthA haiku diary that may include other forms related to haiku, like haibun, haiga. monoku or renga. My first poem speaks of why I am handwriting the poems.

April’s garden,
growing poems 
on lined pages
                    Linda Baie
links:
       Poem one
       Poem two
       Poem three 
       Poem Four
       Poem Five
       Poem Six  

       Poem Seven
       Poem Eight 
       Poem Nine 
       Poem Ten
      Poem Eleven
      Poem Twelve
      Poem Thirteen
      Poem Fourteen
      Poem Fifteen
      Poem Sixteen 
      Poem Seventeen
      Poem Eighteen
      Poem Nineteen
      Poem Twenty

      Poem Twenty-One
      Poem Twenty-Two
      Poem Twenty-Three
      Poem Twenty-Four

Here is poem Twenty-Five, a haiga:



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

A Girl That Bloomed - NFPB Wednesday



art by Sarah S. Brannen

         Visit Alyson Beecher on Wednesdays for Non-Fiction Picture Books at Kidlit Frenzy.  From her and others, you will discover and want to celebrate terrific nonfiction picture books!  


             The life of Elsa Schiaparelli, sad in the beginning and delightful as she matures, celebrates her creative spirit, is beautifully told in first person by Kyo Maclear, with Julie Morstad illustrating using some of Schiaparelli’s own extraordinary fashion firsts. The illustrations blend with Schiaparelli’s designs, fill pages with stunning images of flowers and other images. Be sure to see the pages where Elsa’s face shows up in the blooms. She is blooming!



          Elsa, through Maclear’s words, shares part of her childhood, when parents were disappointed that they had another girl, didn’t even have a name, so hers was borrowed from the nurse. They called her older sister “bella”  but her name was “brutta”. No matter, Elsa delighted in the flowers of her city, came home and tried to plant seeds in her nose and ears, thinking she would become beautiful with flowers covering her face. It was not a great idea to do this, but after help from a doctor, she continued using her wild imagination. She declares: "I am an explorer, a circus performer, and even the night sky. Dress up. Pretend. Make believe. The world feels brighter." 

           Elsa's words toward the end of the story show what she came to know: “Beauty itself blooms to reveal the irregular, the smart, tough, goofy, surreal, and wild.” 

            There is extra information in the backmatter with further sources. I enjoyed learning about this famous fashion icon.

#NPM18 - 24/30 Bookstore



April is #NPM18 - National Poetry Month.

"Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket."
 ~Charles Simic
           
         Be sure to see the page on the bar above for the Progressive Poem's schedule of poets, hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.  
        And, see what many are doing for Poetry Month, by looking HERE at Jama Rattigan's post at Jama's Alphabet Soup.
          
              My goal for Poetry MonthA haiku diary that may include other forms related to haiku, like haibun, haiga. monoku or renga. My first poem speaks of why I am handwriting the poems.

April’s garden,
growing poems 
on lined pages
                    Linda Baie
links:
       Poem one
       Poem two
       Poem three 
       Poem Four
       Poem Five
       Poem Six  

       Poem Seven
       Poem Eight 
       Poem Nine 
       Poem Ten
      Poem Eleven
      Poem Twelve
      Poem Thirteen
      Poem Fourteen
      Poem Fifteen
      Poem Sixteen 
      Poem Seventeen
      Poem Eighteen
      Poem Nineteen
      Poem Twenty

      Poem Twenty-One
      Poem Twenty-Two
      Poem Twenty-Three



Sunday, April 22, 2018

#NPM18 - 23/30 - sermon



April is #NPM18 - National Poetry Month.

"Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket."
 ~Charles Simic
           
         Be sure to see the page on the bar above for the Progressive Poem's schedule of poets, hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.  
        And, see what many are doing for Poetry Month, by looking HERE at Jama Rattigan's post at Jama's Alphabet Soup.
          
              My goal for Poetry MonthA haiku diary that may include other forms related to haiku, like haibun, haiga. monoku or renga. My first poem speaks of why I am handwriting the poems.

April’s garden,
growing poems 
on lined pages
                    Linda Baie
links:
       Poem one
       Poem two
       Poem three 
       Poem Four
       Poem Five
       Poem Six  

       Poem Seven
       Poem Eight 
       Poem Nine 
       Poem Ten
      Poem Eleven
      Poem Twelve
      Poem Thirteen
      Poem Fourteen
      Poem Fifteen
      Poem Sixteen 
      Poem Seventeen
      Poem Eighteen
      Poem Nineteen
      Poem Twenty

      Poem Twenty-One
      Poem Twenty-Two

Here is  poem twenty-three:


#IMWAYR - Sharing Favorite Books

          Visit Jen at Teach MentorTexts and Kellee and Ricki at UnleashingReaders to see what they've been reading, along with everyone else who link up.  


         I finished this adult book last week. If you're interested, you can find my review here on Goodreads. In light of the NY Times article sharing that fewer and fewer know of the Holocaust, and some don't believe that it really happened, I continue to read of this time, will pass my knowledge on, will not forget!

         I managed to read other wonderful books best for children, too. Here are a few I want to share!



          This is a story that one must experience, as it tells in one passage, "how one thing can be lots of other things. All it takes is a little imagination." It's been a while when a book brought tears at the end, and this one, out May 1st, did. Livy, ten, has come back to visit her grandmother in Australia, has not been there for five years. She keeps thinking that there's something important she's forgotten from the earlier visit. And there is, a green-faced creature, a zombie?, is hiding in her bedroom closet, and neither one knows who he is or where he might be from. His name is Bob. It's up to him and Livy to figure out the mystery and along the way, other questions about life. Thanks to NetGalley, I had the pleasure of reading this a little early. Wrapped up beautifully using part of background stories in magical water creatures, Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass have written a story that will fascinate children and offer a satisfying smile, maybe tears too, at the end. 
             Illustrations by Nicholas Gannon show just enough scenes to aid the imagination.

               A lovely young girl examines the colors in her life, questioning the differences in the blue of the sky and the sea, yet when she lets water go through her hands, it's clear. Pages hold her imaginative wonderings in beautiful illustrations by Jillian Tamaki. It's a book to savor and talk about with children, connecting to the colors in their world, too.









#NPM18 - 22/30 Petal


April is #NPM18 - National Poetry Month.

"Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket."
 ~Charles Simic
           
         Be sure to see the page on the bar above for the Progressive Poem's schedule of poets, hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.  
        And, see what many are doing for Poetry Month, by looking HERE at Jama Rattigan's post at Jama's Alphabet Soup.
          
              My goal for Poetry MonthA haiku diary that may include other forms related to haiku, like haibun, haiga. monoku or renga. My first poem speaks of why I am handwriting the poems.

April’s garden,
growing poems 
on lined pages
                    Linda Baie
links:
       Poem one
       Poem two
       Poem three 
       Poem Four
       Poem Five
       Poem Six  

       Poem Seven
       Poem Eight 
       Poem Nine 
       Poem Ten
      Poem Eleven
      Poem Twelve
      Poem Thirteen
      Poem Fourteen
      Poem Fifteen
      Poem Sixteen 
      Poem Seventeen

      Poem Eighteen
      Poem Nineteen
      Poem Twenty

      Poem Twenty-One

          Here is poem twenty-two - a monoku You can read what Robyn Hood Black says in her post here about this form.































Saturday, April 21, 2018

#NPM18 - 21/30 - Sleepover


April is #NPM18 - National Poetry Month.

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."
                                                                                                      ~ Khalil Gibran
           
         Be sure to see the page on the bar above for the Progressive Poem's schedule of poets, hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.  
        And, see what many are doing for Poetry Month, by looking HERE at Jama Rattigan's post at Jama's Alphabet Soup.
          
              My goal for Poetry MonthA haiku diary that may include other forms related to haiku, like haibun, haiga. monoku or renga. My first poem speaks of why I am handwriting the poems.

April’s garden,
growing poems 
on lined pages
                    Linda Baie
links:
       Poem one
       Poem two
       Poem three 
       Poem Four
       Poem Five
       Poem Six  

       Poem Seven
       Poem Eight 
       Poem Nine 
       Poem Ten
      Poem Eleven
      Poem Twelve
      Poem Thirteen
      Poem Fourteen
      Poem Fifteen
      Poem Sixteen 
      Poem Seventeen

      Poem Eighteen
      Poem Nineteen
      Poem Twenty

Here is Poem Twenty-One:


Thursday, April 19, 2018

#NPM18 - 20/30 - Really A Review

             Two-thirds of Poetry Month is over and it's Poetry Friday. Come gather with Tabatha Yeatts-Lonske at The Opposite of Indifference. Thanks, Tabatha and congratulations on the publishing of Imperfect! Amazing, but true, I'm writing about a mistake this Poetry Friday!



April is  #NPM18 - National Poetry Month.
There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it. - Gustave Flaubert 

       Be sure to see the page on the bar above for the Progressive Poem's schedule of poets, hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.             
         Here's a surprise for all the Progressive Poem poets, found on my way to the bookstore. 



        And, see what many are doing for Poetry Month, by looking HERE at Jama Rattigan's post at Jama's Alphabet Soup.

          
              My goal for Poetry MonthA haiku diary that may include other forms related to haiku, like haibun, haiga. monoku or renga. My first poem speaks of why I am handwriting the poems.

April’s garden,
growing poems 
on lined pages
                    Linda Baie
links:
       
       Poem two
       Poem three 
       Poem Four

       Poem Five

       Poem Six  

       Poem Seven
       Poem Eight 
       Poem Nine 

       Poem Ten

      Poem Eleven

      Poem Twelve

      Poem Thirteen

      Poem Fourteen
      Poem Fifteen
      Poem Sixteen 
      Poem Seventeen
      Poem Eighteen
      Poem Nineteen

Here is poem twenty:  



      I made a big mistake this week, hoping to make amends today. Last Monday, I shared this book cover photo of H Is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z by Sydell Rosenberg and Sawsan Chalabi implying that I was sharing and reviewing it. Well, I had the review ready but did not add it to my post. I thought I had and I even shared with Amy Losak, who has shepherded this book of her mother's till publication, that it was there! Yikes! So in addition to the wonderful reviews by Robyn Hood Black here, Matt Forrest Esenwine here, and Michelle Heidenrich Barnes here, I'm sharing my own excitement about this wonderful book here today! REALLY!






#NPM18 - 19/30 - tulip


April is #NPM18 - National Poetry Month.

"Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary."
                                                                                                      ~ Khalil Gibran
           
         Be sure to see the page on the bar above for the Progressive Poem's schedule of poets, hosted by Irene Latham at Live Your Poem.  
        And, see what many are doing for Poetry Month, by looking HERE at Jama Rattigan's post at Jama's Alphabet Soup.
          
              My goal for Poetry MonthA haiku diary that may include other forms related to haiku, like haibun, haiga. monoku or renga. My first poem speaks of why I am handwriting the poems.

April’s garden,
growing poems 
on lined pages
                    Linda Baie
links:
       Poem one
       Poem two
       Poem three 
       Poem Four
       Poem Five
       Poem Six  

       Poem Seven
       Poem Eight 
       Poem Nine 
       Poem Ten
      Poem Eleven
      Poem Twelve
      Poem Thirteen

      Poem Fourteen 
      Poem Fifteen 
      Poem Sixteen 
      Poem Seventeen

     Poem Eighteen

Here is poem nineteen, a haiga: 


photo by Linda Baie