Thursday, April 9, 2020

April - Poetry Month - Day Nine - Daydream

It's April. It's Poetry Month!

         Remember to check out the list of what everyone is doing at Jama Rattigan's blog: Jama's Alphabet Soup.

          And check on the Water Poem Project where every day, a poet is sharing a prompt connected to water, hosted and created by Laura Shovan!

Plus! Check each day for the added line to the Progressive Poem, created by Irene Latham, now hosted by Margaret Simon! The link is above and the graphic to the right!

           A leap with the theme of CIRCLES for poetry month, poems & small sketches. I am looking forward to reading everyone's posts. I'm sure I will love each one, knowing they're done during a time we've not lived before. I am worried about so many, those close and those far, my community, too. 

April 1 - haiku
April 2 - cinquain
April 3 - a couplet
April 4 - limerick
April 5 - a kyrielle
April 6 - a skinny
April 7 - quatrain

April 8 - tanka

Best wishes for continuing good health to you all!

         Years ago, my husband and I attended a church sale, a sad time as a small country church near the little town where I grew up was closing. It was selling some of its artifacts to gain money for parishioners in need, a final act of aid. We purchased a collection plate with a long handle, one that ushers pass along the pews for collection during the service. I still have it, and daydream about it, lingering on an image of a long, long handle fastened to a cavernous collection plate. My dream stretches. Could it be bottomless? It’s needed more than ever today during this crisis. I’m sure you know.


  1. Lovely prose poem, Linda. I particularly love "My dream stretches. Could it be bottomless?" And yes, we need those bottomless dreams and generous collections more than ever right now.

    1. Thanks, Kay. I am so sad for those who are ill, of course, but also all who have lost their jobs. It's heartbreaking.

  2. Like Kay, I like your ending but want to make sure the last lines stay in my mind, Linda. We need the poetry that flows in our community to stretch across the globe.

    1. It feels a bit overwhelming, but I won't stop working to help as I can, and writing! Thanks, Carol!

  3. These tender memories do bring comfort in during this frightening time. I love the image of the "cavernous collection plate" being passed down the pews.

    1. I love it, too, Catherine. I am proud to see how many are giving to those in need and hope more and more realize they must step up to do so. Thank you!


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