Tuesday, April 16, 2019

NPM19 - Day 16 - Questions

 Pausing from the book. This time, Mid-month questions.

      I have a giveaway of a new poetry book here today. Be sure to enter!

      


Tabatha Yeatts has created a link to poems teachers and librarians can print for poetry month, titled "Poetry in The Halls". I'm grateful to be one of the poets!

Jama Rattigan has a post HERE with many poets' goals for April.


The Progressive Poem schedule can be found on the right!





If A Parade Passes by

Life’s film rolls before my eyes
waiting for words
to blacken the page
capturing images 
without the IPhone.
Inside and outside frustration.
My pencil stops,
starts,
stops.
How will I show these trunks
blackened with snow
standing in opposition
to their green grass skirts?
What melodic metaphor can I use
to sketch the courageous squirrel
highstepping on power lines
across six lines of rush?
When will the letters gather
to parade the morning for you?
Here in morning silence,
I imagine I hear a few toots.


Linda Baie ©

10 comments:

  1. "When will the letters gather
    to parade the morning for you?" Wonderful metaphor! Love this poem, an inside look at a poet's creative mindset. :)

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    1. Thanks, Jama, it was time for a bit of a pause!

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  2. This is wonderful! All of it!! Toot, toot!

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    1. Ha! Thanks, Jane. Your comment is smiling!

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  3. I love the wee sense of frustration here, as well as all the lovely imagery. I especially love this:
    What melodic metaphor can I use
    to sketch the courageous squirrel
    highstepping on power lines
    across six lines of rush?

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    1. Thanks, Cheriee, as you've written, too, so many other things are taking my time. I'd love a slower day!

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  4. I love this metaphor! I feel this way every time I try to write. And yet I love playing with words so much more than photographs.

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