Monday, April 8, 2024

April - Poetry Month - 2024, Day Eight - "How to"

  Happy Poetry Month!

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        I'm taking the advice from the poet who has given so much to help us all, including students and teachers, write poetry. I'll be moving from A to Z, obviously needing to combine a few to make it all come out to 30. FYI—Sometimes, Paul Janeczko offers a prompt to write a poem that begins with the specific alphabet letter instead of a poem type. It will be fun to be open to writing in all kinds of ways!

       You can find the path to the Progressive Poem over to the right! Simply click on the graphic!

       The prompt this time is a "how-to" poem!  

I'm waiting to post after my own viewing of my "partial" eclipse, but also posting the poem I wrote when my daughter and granddaughters traveled to my brother's in Missouri to watch the 2017 total eclipse. I hope those who have planned to watched this one in 2024 experience the same awe that we will always remember. 

I'm just seeing a partial eclipse but it's very exciting! I have glasses left from last fall's annular eclipse!

How-To - After Viewing


morning eclipse

thoughts of years of moon tales

what stories will we tell?

Linda Baie ©



  1. Linda, I remember that picture of the girls. We only got a grayish sky and a shadow of something that may be a partial eclipse. We did watch the event on TV. I am in awe of the way the sun was blocked by the moon. How-To - After Viewing is a neat small poem.

    1. Thanks, Carol. Sorry you had too much overcast. I saw the partial today, sat outside with a book and my glasses! The earlier eclipse is a wonderful memory!

  2. So exciting when we could first see that "fingernail shadow" that was the preview of all to come! We could hear kids out in their yard a few houses down excitedly shouting, "You can see it, you can see it!"


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