Thursday, April 11, 2024

April - Poetry Month - 2024, Day Eleven, Kite

    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!

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     Today's prompt - Kite

What A Kite Means


I wander around a lake

as the wind blows clouds

across the sky.


Geese fly in to shelter;

the duck pair I see often

huddle near the bank.


The other side holds

a playground – empty now,

and a runner leans into the wind.


An older man wearing a hoodie

stands alone in the field

flying a kite.


I wonder if he’s that young boy

still inside,

flying kites, then, too?


Linda Baie ©


  1. What a perfect story this poem tells! There MUST be a little boy inside that old man...

    1. Thanks, It was really what I thought, a surprise when I saw him!


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