Sunday, April 29, 2018

#NPM18 - 29/30 - Warmest Day

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
       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
      Poem Twenty-Five
      Poem Twenty-Six
      Poem Twenty-Seven     
      Poem Twenty-Eight

Here is Poem Twenty-Nine:


  1. Sounds balmy Linda, though it’s 38 here now but should inch up to the low 50’s. All the plants are stoically doing their thing, thanks!

    1. We might get near 80 today, too early for that, will move back to the usual 70s this week. It was warm & everyone seemed to be out mowing, including me! Thanks, Michelle!

  2. Oh, I love the musicality in this poem, and the lovely nostalgia of pushing a push mower. I did that as a kid.

    1. I have a push mower for my tiny bit of grass, Glenda, hence the poem. Thanks!

  3. What is there so honest and evocative about a push-mower? I hope I remember to go back and read all your haiku this month, Linda--lovely project!

    1. Thanks, Heidi. I have enjoyed every day's entry, a lot of fun to choose what to capture. I have good memories of grandfathers using a push mower long ago.

  4. We had some warm weather last week and people were out with their noisy mowers. I have been thinking, much less eloquently than you, that summer will come.

    1. The 'push mower' sound is a favorite memory of mine, Cheriee, & yes, it means summer to me! Thanks!

  5. Push mower! We had one of those when we lived in Madison, and my dad used one when I was a child in Anaheim. (the only family on the block who did!) In 7 words you evoked two strong memories for me, Linda! Brava! =)

    1. Thanks, Bridget, love that you have these memories, too!


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