All the Poetry Friday goodness is happening at Ramona’s Pleasures from the Page
A friend of mine has recently started looking at the pandemic with a different lens. Instead of from the loss lens, she’s been adding “during the pandemic” at the end of her sentences as she focuses through a positive lens.
It started me thinking. Today, I share a page form my notebook. I started writing with a group of women twice a month during the pandemic. We Zoom meet on Saturdays for about an hour in the Mud Puddle Writing Hour. The organizer provides a prompt.
Last Saturday the prompt was Guilty Pleasures. We wrote for ten minutes. I am always surprised at where the prompts can take a writer.
Guilty Pleasures from the Window
blooms wide-an invitation
Hummingbirds sip nectar
Juncos flit between feeders
breakfasting on nuts and seeds
Grey squirrel flicks
his tail, the party crasher
My hands warmed by my tea cup
as dawn breaks
©jone rush macculloch (2020, draft)
DID YOU KNOW WHAT SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 CELEBRATES?
NATIONAL MATH STORYTELLING DAY #MathStorytellingDay
A little history. It was created in 2009. It’s a day to tell stories using math.
The fourth Friday of September is #NationalBRAVEDay. September 25th is that Friday.
This began in 2017 to uplift and honor the women who make up feel brave.
So why am I focusing on September 25, 2020? Because I will be hosting Poetry Friday.
How about the theme of poems that tell a math story or honor a brave woman might be fun.
Maybe your poem will feature a poem steeped in a mathematical structure: Fibonacci, Zeno, Cinquain, Nonet, Sijo, or Arun. Or any poem with a mathematical structure.
Maybe your poem will combing both BRAVE and a Math Story.
Are you in?
And I am planning to have my new website up. Details will be coming.
All photos and poems in these blog posts are copyrighted to Jone Rush MacCulloch 2006- Present. Please do not copy, reprint or reproduce without written permission from me.
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