Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Poetry Month - Day Twenty-Nine - Not As Fun As Halloween

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. 

Best wishes for continuing good health to you all!

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
April 20 - free verse
April 21 - a skinny
April 22 - a prose poem

April 23 - cherita

April 24 - free verse
April 25 - mixed-up rhyme
April 26 - mixed-up rhyme

April 27 - mixed-up rhyme

April 28 - a cinquain

           There is a backstory to this poem. Early in these weeks, I called and made an order to a local bakery, then went to stand in line at their window to pick it up. We were already social distancing and wearing masks. Closest to me was a little girl and her mother. That little girl began singing and all I could do was applaud. I couldn't show her I was smiling, it was not like other times when I could be close and begin talking to her, asking if that's a favorite song, etc. It was a new kind of encounter.


  1. No these masks are not quite as fun as Halloween, though I am seeing great potential for a new fashion statement with them! One more day!

  2. Thanks, Kay, fun to imagine the fashion show! Yes, one more day!


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