Sunday, April 1, 2018

#NPM18 - 1/30 Celebrating


      Celebrating today with Ruth Ayres and others who share. 

           Fabulous spring break at our condo with family, many skied, lots of writing time for me, visiting, playing games, sweetest time!

the ever-gorgeous view

skiers-Carter, Nathan, Ingrid, Imogene & Sarah

no skiing this day - Barb & Dave,
my daughter-in-law & son-in-law

AND, the beginning of a poem a day for Poetry Month!





April is  #NPM18 - National Poetry Month.
       "Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." 
                                                                                                                      ~Leonard Cohen

  Other things of interest:  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 Month: A haiku diary that may include other forms related to haiku, like haibun, haiga. monoku or renga. I have enjoyed studying about and writing in these forms in past Aprils and alongside other's who've given a challenge in this form. And, I look forward to seeing what parts of this month I will choose to collect in a diary. I will also be connecting with others, writing for their challenges, too, along with other kinds of blog posts. 




27 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, love your “April’s garden,” “on lined pages” I have a letter poem on April’s garden that I’ll post soon. Looks like a wonderful spring break communing with nature. Happy poetry Month, look forward to following your writing!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. It was a wonderful family time leading into this special month. I'll look for your posts, too!

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  2. The first photo with vast space and the second with close family - gorgeous. Wishing you poetry joy in April!

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    1. This past week was very special, Terje, as April will be. Thank you for the wishes!

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  3. Your combination of low-tech lined paper and high-tech blogging is super fun! Love the idea of your poems becoming a diary of the month!

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    1. Thanks, I'm rather excited to see what this will bring, Mary Lee. April is always a delight!

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  4. Bring it on, Linda! We're ready to read!

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  5. Can't wait for all the ways you'll arrange words this month and delight my heart! Wonderful pics from your family time together in the mountains.

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    1. Thank you! It will be an exciting month!

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  6. It looks like a good time with your family. I look forward to reading many poems this month. Thank you for sharing your poetry with all of us.

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    1. We did have a lovely time together, all too quickly passed! Thanks, Crystal!

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  7. I love the idea of poems growing on lined pages! And I'm glad you are back writing in April! I missed your slices and your comments in March! It looks like you and your family were having fun!

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    1. Thanks, Carol, I just couldn't do every day in March, too many things happening, like the mountain plans! Yes, we had a wonderful time! I missed all my slicer connections for sure!

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  8. Linda, your first poem of April starts you off on a new writing challenge. The poem is a good one - from this seed I am sure you will grow a garden of poems.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I do love what happens in April, all the poetry, all so heartfelt.

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  9. I love this image of poetry blooming on lined pages.
    I have decided to accept the poem a day challenge.
    Here is my first post - I'm still calling it a draft http://dickenslibrary.blogspot.ca/2018/04/0130-april-2018.html

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    1. Oh, wonderful, Cheriee! I'll be over soon! Thank you!

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  10. I look forward to connecting with you this month of poetry. Your haiku diary is an idea I may steal just for my own daily journal.

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    1. That will be terrific if you do, Margaret. I'm excited about the month & seeing what everyone shares! Thanks!

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  11. I love the idea of a haiku diary, and you are off to a stellar start!

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  12. Love that Leonard Cohen quote AND your haiku. I so appreciate your poetry AND look forward to the month.

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    1. Thanks, Julieanne. April is a wonderful month of poetry treats!

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  13. You always have the best quotes, Linda. I think you're not the only one writing by hand this month--but are you drafting first on other pages, in other notebooks? Or maybe these gems are sprouting fully-grown from your imagination!

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    1. I'm writing first in a journal, then writing them in this steno notebook, Heidi. Messy! Thanks, glad you like the quote!

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  14. Oooh, I love the idea of growing poems on lined pages, Linda. So lovely!

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