Saturday, April 20, 2024

April - Poetry Month - 2024, Day Twenty, Begins with T -

 Happy Poetry Month!



        I'm taking the advice from the poet who has given so much to help us all, including students and teachers, write poetry. I'll be moving from A to Z, obviously needing to combine a few to make it all come out to 30. FYI—Sometimes, Paul Janeczko offers a prompt to write a poem that begins with the specific alphabet letter instead of a poem type. It will be fun to be open to writing in all kinds of ways!

       You can find the path to the Progressive Poem over to the right! Simply click on the graphic!

     This is Day 20, a word that starts with T -  tree


          Did it snow yesterday and continue this morning just for my poem? I don't know but it really is serendipity that it happened!

Overheard on A Snowy Day

 

Hey, we’re growing up.

           We’ll never be as big as that cottonwood.

No, but our branches flourish.”

            Have you noticed more birds visiting?

And we’re still part of the gathering.

They help us underground, don’t you know!

             Yes, I’m grateful for all those older trees around.

             Their chatter when it’s snowing makes a pleasant day.

We caught a lot of snow this time, good for a big drink!

              I’m glad we’re together, too

              in our own cozy corner of the world.

Growing old together makes a good life.

              Yep! 

 

         Linda Baie ©



Thursday, April 18, 2024

April - Poetry Month - 2024, Day Nineteen, Begins with S - Sunset = Poetry Friday

 Happy Poetry Month!

It's Poetry Friday, too, and Heidi Mordhorst is hosting HERE on her blog, My Juicy Little Universe. This week, she shares some special poems full of earth's wonder! Thanks for hosting, Heid. 



        I'm taking the advice from the poet who has given so much to help us all, including students and teachers, write poetry. I'll be moving from A to Z, obviously needing to combine a few to make it all come out to 30. FYI—Sometimes, Paul Janeczko offers a prompt to write a poem that begins with the specific alphabet letter instead of a poem type. It will be fun to be open to writing in all kinds of ways!

       You can find the path to the Progressive Poem over to the right! Simply click on the graphic!

     This is Day 19, a word that starts with S - I chose Sunset!


Sewing Sunsets

 

crochet a day with azure sky

stitch in a cloud that’s floating by

weave green floss for grassy bed

baste the sun with golden thread

patch in clouds of lavender hue

tree shadows now are traced on cue

 

time to rest, nightfall hello

tomorrow stitch another show


                     Linda Baie ©

 




April - Poetry Month - 2024, Day Eighteen, Begins with R - Rhythm

 Happy Poetry Month!  


        I'm taking the advice from the poet who has given so much to help us all, including students and teachers, write poetry. I'll be moving from A to Z, obviously needing to combine a few to make it all come out to 30. FYI—Sometimes, Paul Janeczko offers a prompt to write a poem that begins with the specific alphabet letter instead of a poem type. It will be fun to be open to writing in all kinds of ways!

       You can find the path to the Progressive Poem over to the right! Simply click on the graphic!

It's also "Poem in your Pocket Day"!  And the letter is R! I'm reaching a little bit, perhaps, but I'm going with R is for RECITE, REMEMBER, and, RHYTHM!



What’s In Your Pocket?   

 

I’m waiting for the words today

you’ve pushed into your pocket.

Is the poem a favored tale,

or new words you won’t forget?

 

Does it speak of trees or blooms, 

something growing in the ground?

Does it keep a rhythm when 

you tap tap out the sound?

 

I hope you’ve memorized the lines.

Kept close these treasured works of art.

Instead of tucked in folds of cloth,

you’ll keep them tucked inside your heart.


                               Linda Baie ©


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

April - Poetry Month - Day Seventeen - Q is for Question

 Happy Poetry Month!



If you'd like the poster, go here!
 


        I'm taking the advice from the poet who has given so much to help us all, including students and teachers, write poetry. I'll be moving from A to Z, obviously needing to combine a few to make it all come out to 30. FYI—Sometimes, Paul Janeczko offers a prompt to write a poem that begins with the specific alphabet letter instead of a poem type. It will be fun to be open to writing in all kinds of ways!

       You can find the path to the Progressive Poem over to the right! Simply click on the graphic!

       Q is for "Question"

photo from Stocktake

             

What does a child know?

         At school, you line up in a row.

         A ball’s to bounce and catch and throw,

         and most things happened long ago.

 

What does a child know?

         Of whispers saying ‘grow, grow’,

         but yearns to learn the facts that show

         why minutes travel awful slow.


                                       Linda Baie ©




Tuesday, April 16, 2024

April - Poetry Month - 2024, Day Sixteen, Begins with P – Performance

     Happy Poetry Month!



If you'd like the poster, go here!
 


        I'm taking the advice from the poet who has given so much to help us all, including students and teachers, write poetry. I'll be moving from A to Z, obviously needing to combine a few to make it all come out to 30. FYI—Sometimes, Paul Janeczko offers a prompt to write a poem that begins with the specific alphabet letter instead of a poem type. It will be fun to be open to writing in all kinds of ways!

       You can find the path to the Progressive Poem over to the right! Simply click on the graphic!

     This is Day 16, a word that starts with P - I chose "Performance".  Can you imagine?


 Performance of a Showoff 

 

The centipede, without dismay

demands applause in a special way.

Its many legs help it refine

the one-bug musical chorus line.

Linda Baie ©