Thursday, April 21, 2022

April - Poetry Month - Day 21 - My Parade

        The bookmark, on top of the picture above, came into the bookstore at the end of March. Often people do donate books and leave 'treasures' in them. This time, it became my own treasure and I knew what I would do for April's poetry, write about found treasures, perhaps find new places to look? Happy April!

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

     We have many days of sunshine here in Colorado and I love it, but because there is so much and it is bright, I also love the clearly defined shadows – everywhere!

My Parade


Shade’s parade marches at sunrise,

Porch rail slats stripe the porch.

Tree branches waver on the lawn,

crisscrossing the grass

as light glitters between leaf shadows.

Shade marches with the music

of geometric shapes – round pots,

rectangle chairs, triangle windchime.

At the end, mysterious flower wisps wiggle-

like people parade-watching, 

impatient at streetside.


                                                                                                    Linda Baie ©



  1. Love it, Linda, especially the last three lines. Shade is important, needed in summer by all creatures. And the fun of the shapes it leaves! Thank goodness for shade's parade.

  2. I love the idea of "shade parade" too!


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