Tuesday, April 3, 2018

#NPM18 - 3/30 Growing Poems

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

         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 MonthA 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. 

       Poem one
       Poem two

This time, a haiga.
Here's information at Poets.org.  

             According to several sites, traditional-style haiga are still produced today, but contemporary artists experiment with the style, coupling haiku with digital imagery, photography, and other media.


  1. I swoon for that moon, Linda.
    And want to fly up into your sky.
    So much poetry joy here.
    (And you have the best pen writing style, ever.)

    1. Thank you, Jan. The moon is a favorite of mine, and it was a great surprise to find it staring at me in the morning after its marvelous appearance the night before.

  2. Love a good moon poem! Thanks, Linda.

  3. I love how the image clarifies the poem, and the poem celebrates the image!
    Here's my attempt for today

  4. This is so clever. I really had to look at the image to get the poem. Wonderful artistic expression.

  5. Another lovely blue moon, and wonderful tribute to it Linda, thanks!

  6. Thanks, everyone. I'm been with my granddaughter, Imi, since 3, so will try to catch up with those of you I've missed! Happy writing!

  7. Wow, you know how I love moon poetry. Your photos enhance this poem so well. I love the blue sky morning hello.

  8. The moon has been absolutely spectacular this week, and you have captured it perfectly, both in images and words! Your night sky picture looks like a scary Halloween picture to me! Cathy Mere also wrote a blue moon post this weekend!

  9. Thanks Ramona, Carol & Mary Lee, had to put that moon into my diary somehow!


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