Sunday, April 14, 2024

April - Poetry Month - 2024, Day Fourteen - Starts with N

       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!

     This is Day 14, a word that starts with N - I chose "News", and this time, thinking of the very different way we communicate with family some of the time. You'll see when you read the poem!

a screenshot of a few of the texts my 
family shared on eclipse day

New News


family phone calls 

news hums over the wires

words like hugs


now love What’s up?

texts sent in a breeze

no wires needed

Linda Baie © 


  1. "sent in a breeze" -- love the two meanings of breeze!

  2. No wires needed! Wouldn't our parents be amazed by the technology advances in the past fifty years? It's hard to explain to younger folks how "talking long distance" was a luxury and cost money. My dad used to stand with a timer when we talked to my sister (away at college in UT).

    1. Oh, I understand, Ramona. The words, "This is adding up. . ." come to mind! Ah, those changes are both good & not always so good! Thanks!


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