Thursday, April 11, 2024

April - Poetry Month - 2024, Day Twelve, It's LOVE

     Happy Poetry Month!

          It's Poetry Friday, too, and Jone Rush MacCulloch is hosting HERE on her brand new, wonderful website, with a couple of interviews you'll want to read! Thanks for hosting, Jone!

If you'd like the poster, go here!
 


        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!

      Spring brings all kinds of thoughts and observations, and April is Poetry Month. This time, I admit I'm sharing an old poem. I wrote it years ago when Matt Forrest Esenwine was offering a challenge he called "Poetry Cubed." It remains a favorite of mine for spring.

     Sit. Look long into that bloom.

Place its picture show in your mind,

the first love story. 


Linda Baie ©



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!

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

     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 ©

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

April - Poetry Month - 2024, Day Ten - Jewels

   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! It's my day to add the line!



      This is Day Ten, the prompt is Jewels!


Wikimedia Commons - unknown author


Ideas collect and mix with my own.

Thoughts rise in slow bubbles:

the jewels of today.

I stir and swirl them in the air.   


             Linda Baie ©



 

     

The Progressive Poem is Here!

 


The Kidlit Progressive Poem started with Irene Latham's idea to celebrate National Poetry Month in 2012, to bring us together in poetry, writing one poem! Margaret Simon started managing all of us in 2020. Thanks to them both for both creating and continuing this special tradition! Each writer who volunteers creates a new line of the poem.

Patricia Franz started with a couplet, and it continued until Margaret combined those into quatrains. We're a third of the way through the month. Will these two children face bigger challenges and find some care within the group? Will they find what they're hoping for? 


Here is the poem so far, my lines in bold.

cradled in stars, our planet sleeps,
clinging to tender dreams of peace
sister moon watches from afar
singing lunar lullabies of hope.

almost dawn, I walk with others,
keeping close, my little brother.
hand in hand, we carry courage
escaping closer to the border.

My feet are lightning;
My heart is thunder.
Our pace draws us closer
to a new land of wonder.

I bristle against rough brush --
poppies ahead brighten the browns.
Morning light won't stay away --
Hearts jump at every sound.
I hum my own little song
like ripples in a stream

Humming Mami’s lullaby

reminds me I have her letter

 

Passing this on to Buffy Silverman HERE tomorrow!




Tuesday, April 9, 2024

April - Poetry Month - 2024, Day Nine, Invitation

  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!

     Day Nine is for I. The prompt asked for an Invitation!


dandelion spring seeds

invitation for a child –

prepped for travel -

         Linda Baie ©