#2021NPM 13 April: 2021 Progressive Poem
The 2021 Progressive Poem stops here today! Last year, a very fun option was established: two lines given out, choose one and then write two more lines for the next person to choose. This year's poems has the threads of kindness and friendship running through it. And thanks to Janet F. or Janet Clare F. I ve gotten two wonderful and perfect lines:
Option 1: Look for flowers, enjoy birdsong as long as we please.
Option 2: Find a stream we can follow while we bask in the breeze.
I bet based on the photo, you can guess my selected line. I was there on Friday so it's perfect.
I’m a case of kindness – come and catch me if you can!
Easily contagious – sharing smiles is my plan.
I’ll spread my joy both far and wide,
As a force of Nature I’ll be undenied.
Words like, “how can I help?” will bloom in the street.
A new girl alone on the playground – let’s meet, let’s meet!
We can jump-skip together in a double-dutch round.
Over, under, jump and wonder, touch the ground.
Friends can be found when you open a door.
Side by side, let’s walk through, there’s a world to explore.
We’ll hike through a forest of towering trees
Find a stream we can follow while we bask in the breeze.
Now it's time for Susan Bruck at Soul Blossom Living to choose.
Option1: Pull off our shoes and socks, dip our toes in the icy spring water
Option 2: Azure dragonfly's wings glisten as it hovers like a secret
2021 Kidlit Progressive Poem
April 1 Kat Apel at Kat Whiskers
2 Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise
3 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
4 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
5 Irene Latham at Live your Poem
6 Jan Godown Annino at BookseedStudio
7 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
8 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
9 Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche
10 Molly Hogan at Nix the Comfort Zone
11 Buffy Silverman
12 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
13 Jone Rush MacCulloch
14 Susan Bruck at Soul Blossom Living
15 Wendy Taleo at Tales in eLearning
16 Heidi Mordhorst at my juicy little universe
17 Tricia Stohr Hunt at The Miss Rumphius Effect
18 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
19 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Leigh Anne Eck at A Day in the Life
22 Ruth Hersey at There is No Such Thing as a God-forsaken Town
23 Janice Scully at Salt City Verse
24 Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference
25 Shari Daniels at Islands of my Soul
26 Tim Gels at Yet There is Method
27 Rebecca Newman
28 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
29 Christie Wyman at Wondering and Wondering
30 Michelle Kogan at More Art 4 All
4/13/2021 04:15:31 am
Ah, nice. Two enticing lines. Love the idea of dipping toes into the water of that delicious stream and yet, the dragonfly is an intriguing thing to see.
Janet Clare F.
4/13/2021 11:23:51 am
Of course I should have liked both my lines equally but I am so glad you went with the stream. Great idea to dip in your toes.....or maybe watch the dragonfly hover....hmmmm. Love your photo. There is so much joy to be found wandering in the natural world. Glad you were happy with the options I left for you!
4/13/2021 03:20:57 pm
Oh, nice. I have fond memories of playing in a stream - delightful dipping! But, at the same time & place, there are dragonflies everywhere! Great choices, Jone!
4/13/2021 03:40:58 pm
I have lots of happy stream memories, too. Great choice!
4/13/2021 08:12:56 pm
Thanks for giving me 2 fun lines to choose from! It's so much fun to see this poem grow.
4/14/2021 06:12:27 pm
nice sensory images, Jone!
4/17/2021 08:14:00 am
Of COURSE you would have a beautiful & fresh stream photo at the ready, Jone - looking forward to seeing whether we have chilly toes or a flash of dragonfly next....
4/18/2021 07:34:40 am
Jone, your photo is so enticing that I can see why you chose it for the next thought. I am backtracking today to feel the flow of the poem. This will help me decide where to move forward with my day 19 lines. Your two choices will fill the child's imagination with more sensory actions. Which one will it be?
4/18/2021 10:21:19 am
Jone, did you want to add a comma after shoes, socks or leave it as it is? I am providing the line tomorrow and want to make sure your line is shown as you want it to be.
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2022 Progressive Poem
1 April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing