Monday, April 13, 2020

April - Poetry Month - Day Thirteen 'This Jar'

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
April 9 - a prose poem
April 10 - free verse
April 11 -  acrostic
April 12 - free verse

Best wishes for continuing good health to you all!

This jar keeps memories (and buttons):
an old wool coat I snuggled in,
summer sundress with flowers –
knew I looked pretty in,
ragged pants, split knees –
those I biked in,
rhinestones shined
at prom,



  1. I love your jar full of memories and buttons. Isn't it amazing what memories and emotions just a button can evoke from snuggling in a coat to dancing the night away at prom.

    1. They do bring the memories, and I'm glad I connected them to my circles. Thanks, Kay!

  2. I just did a quick skim of all your recent poems before I head off to "school." I'm in awe at all the different things you've done with tree cookies! My favorites so far have to be this button jar and your prose poem. I journaled a bit this morning about all the pairs of Mom's scissors I have. (Why so many pairs of scissors, Mom?) I saved a small tin of her buttons, too. Now I want to go pour those out and ponder THEIR stories!

    1. I love hearing about those scissors, Mary Lee. I have a few old, and pretty, ones, but no stories with them. This has been fun and very challenging some days! Thanks, and have a great week with your class and ferreting out those button stories!

  3. I adore this poem, Linda. Aren't nonets fun? So many stories in those buttons. My grandmother had a tin of buttons, but I'm not sure what happened to it.

    1. Yes, I enjoyed writing this nonet, Catherine. It seemed to fit my topic. Perhaps you'll find that tin? Thanks!


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