Welcome to Poetry Friday. I am so excited for today's prompt by our host Irene Latham: Poetry Roundup will be a "Moon in June" theme here at Live Your Poem! I can't wait to read your moon poems...and/or whatever else you choose to share!
Her newest book about the moon comes out in August. Can't wait.
I was born on a full wolf moon and that should explain everything.
I watch the phases and love photographing the moon and creating art with a moon in it. (In fact, I wanted to have a piece for this Friday but, time got away from me).
I found a draft of a moon poem from 2019. I wrote two versions then. Today I did a revision.
There must have been some deep memory about writing those version in 2019. This year, I wrote this for my 70th birthday.
I was lucky enough to see the full moon on the coast in January 2023. So unusual for a clear night.
Be sure to find Irene's new book when it arrives in August.
Linda at A Word Edgewise is hosting Poetry Friday this Friday. She is featuring some clunker lines for people to see how they can use them and invite us to leave a clunker line.
Wednesday was summer Solstice. I have two poems for the return of summer. One was written last summer when I was at the Hill of Tara in Ireland, It was magnificent to be there on Solstice. After I took the photo on Wednesday, I saw the shape of a heart in the trees and branches. Can you see it?
Thank you Michelle at Michelle Kogan for the hosting duties this week. Her watercolors are full of summer juiciness as she illustrates a Spotted Sandpiper.
It's Thursday morning and I am prepping this post because this evening oldest grand girl GRADUATES from high school. It's hard to fathom that she's old enough.
On Monday, I had the opportunity to teach the "I AM" poetry lesson to the class I had originally prepared the lesson for and ended up sick. It gave me an opportunity to try the process by writing the poem first and creating the hand collage second. I feel like it made a difference. PLUS my former assistant gifted me with animal magazines so students had better access to animal pictures (still missing some but definitely a key for better collages).
Where I had two days with the other class, I only had the morning with this class as the afternoon was filled with Field Day (and it was almost 90 degrees!).
I started with a slide show. I was able to pull some student work from the previous class that I share as mentor poems. Don't you love the bearded dragon? I didn't really see it when I glued that hand and poem originally. I had to share as an option of what to do if your animal wasn't available.
It's the end of year and I wish I had all the poems from the second class but I was able to get a few. The following three spoke to me. Because I didn't have the time to mount the poems like the previous class, I had them transfer their poem and then glue their hand one. So it's another option for older grades.
Mark your calendars for June 30.
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2023 Progressive Poem
April 1 Mary Lee Hahn, Another Year of Reading
April 2 Heidi Mordhorst, My Juicy Little Universe
April 3 Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 4 Buffy Silverman
April 5 Rose Cappelli, Imagine the Possibilities
April 6 Donna Smith, Mainely Write
April 7 Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche
April 8 Leigh Anne, A Day in the Life
April 9 Linda Mitchell, A Word Edgewise
April 10 Denise Krebs, Dare to Care
April 11 Emma Roller, Penguins and Poems
April 12 Dave Roller, Leap Of Dave
April 13 Irene Latham Live You Poem
April 14 Janice Scully, Salt City Verse
April 15 Jone Rush MacCulloch
April 16 Linda Baie, TeacherDance
April 17 Carol Varsalona, Beyond Literacy Link
April 18 Marcie Atkins
April 19 Carol Labuzzetta at The Apples in My Orchard
April 20 Cathy Hutter, Poeturescapes
April 21 Sarah Grace Tuttle, Sarah Grace Tuttle’s Blog,
April 22 Marilyn Garcia
April 23 Catherine, Reading to the Core
April 24 Janet Fagal, hosted by Tabatha, The Opposite of Indifference
April 25 Ruth, There is no Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town
April 26 Patricia J. Franz, Reverie
April 27 Theresa Gaughan, Theresa’s Teaching Tidbits
April 28 Karin Fisher-Golton, Still in Awe Blog
April 29 Karen Eastlund, Karen’s Got a Blog
April 30 Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting, and Writing