Welcome to Poetry Friday. Thanks to Sarah Grace at Sarah Grace Tuttle is sharing her process with metered verse. Can't wait to read more closely.
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.
I am taking a class with the fabulous Georgia Heard and Rebecca Kai Doltich. What I love about them is the talking about poems and poets plus honoring our work. And with honoring the work are nudges and wonderings to enhance revision.
Last week, I had the about actually happen. We keep our back door to the deck ope a lot so our dog, has access to the deck. And we have had numerous finches, sparrows, and juncos fly in. (Admitly, it creeps me out as there's an old wives' tale about birds entering house). Last week it was a hummingbird. It was a moment of wonder.
In class, we talked about how this poem was akin to a little play and how to create more drama by cutting words. Today while revising, it occurred to me that there was a better title from some words I cut. I only had titled is "Hummingbird" because I couldn't think of anything else, until today, "Autumn Afternoon".
Book News: What Is A Friend? Edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong
It's here! What is A Friend?, edited by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. The poets in this book submitted poems for consideration. It's a great example of ekphrastic poetry while considering what makes a friend or friendship.
It is a Children's Book Council "Hot Off the Press" Selection for October.
100% of the profits will be donated to the IBBY Children in Crisis Fund (IBBY.org).
I had fun with this poem. I knew nothing about skateboarding. (Riding a bicycle was difficult enough). The terms came from researching and followed by checking with former students for accuracy.
Bonus: I have a great nephew who's name is "Ollie."
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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