Today's Poetry Friday host is Rose at Imagine the Possibilities is sharing the Nevermores" poetry challenge a reverse poem.
I am in the middle of Washington state with my longtime college friends (ones I met my freshman year). We have bee gathering for a weekend since 2003.
What is Hope? edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong arrived on August 18, 2023.
Sylvia and Janet hosted another fantastic class, Think Poetry this summer. The challenge? Photos for ekphrastic poems on the theme of HOPE.
This photo, a visit in a hospital was one that spoke to me. This tanka (five lines; 5-7-5-7-7) arrived with little fuss.
What does I-LOVE-YOU look in Morse code?
Welcome to Poetry Friday. Susan at Chicken Spaghetti has hosting duties today.
In December my One Little Word came to me: CURIOUS.
It was right around when I met Pamela Sue Johnson, a local mixed media artist. I took her online class last Sunday to create an image with my OLW.
As I enter a new decade in sixteen days (or have I already entered it? A friend said when I turned 69, I entered my 7th decade) I have been thinking a lot of the importance of staying CURIOUS. Curious and asking the question: "What if" has me teaching an online class (I fell like I am facilitating it), submitting poems, and creating art.
It's a new year and a new month. Catherine at Reading to the Core is hosting Poetry Friday this week. She shared that #inklings have a new challenge by Heidi: “write a poem which weighs the pros and cons of #change.” She added, “for extra fun, use any form, but consider starting in one form and gradually transitioning in the course of the poem to a quite different form.” And the Inklings created an exquisite corpse poem for the challenge.
I am continuing my #smallpoemsjanuary. I was able write a few this week amid trying to get over laryngitis, hubs still sick, and the latest with our burst pipes repair. This is our current state of our bedroom. Hopefully, the equip can be removed on Friday.
I am looking forward to creating art on Sunday for my 2023 One Little Word.
Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme is hosting Poetry Friday this week. Matt is sharing his exciting new book, A Beginner’s Guide to Being Human (Beaming Books, 2022).
Poetry Challenge: The Inklings are serving up: Wordy 30 is a poem using exactly 30 letters. Each line should have the same number of letters. Each line should use one word. You might have 6 lines with 5 letters in each line (like Wordle), or 5 x 6, 3 x 10, 10 x 3, 15 x 2, 2 x 15, 30 x 1, or (most unlikely) 1 x 30.
This challenge has had me falling to sleep while thinking of five letter words or six letter words for the Wordy 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