Monday, April 20, 2020

Poetry Month - Day Twenty - About Those Worries

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
April 13 - a nonet
April 14 - haiku
April 15 -  lune
April 16 - sonnet
April 17 - free verse
April 18 - silly verse

April 19 - couplets

Best wishes for continuing good health to you all!

    Hakuna Matata

It is not a revelation that
people have had need of help
to lighten worry.  
Others have survived tragedies,
experienced heartbreaking times.
Worry stone variations
originated in Ancient Greece, 
Tibet, Ireland, and 
Native American tribes.
People still tell
of small smooth stones
to soothe the anxiety,
aiding the day-to-day downs,
moving hours into ups
Pretend to take one,
carry it in your pocket,
and find some joy



  1. Thank you for this lovely gift this morning. I have carried those worry stones in my pocket. I also had a “worry bird”” - a hideous bird figure that was passed down from my mom to me and now my daughter. It is supposed to worry for us.

    1. You're welcome, Kay! I love hearing about your worry bird. There are also tiny worry dolls that I bought sometime in Mexico & brought back to my family. It is nice to think of those extras to help.

  2. Your smiling worry "stones" have put a smile on my face, Linda. I found a worry stone last week when I was cleaning out a bookcase. I will take your advice and put it in my pocket to "soothe the anxiety" and "find some joy."

    1. That's wonderful, Catherine. I think you did find that joy in your 'moss' poem! Thanks!


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