Category Archives: Poetry Friday

NaPoWriMo Day18: Poetry Friday

Thank you to Robyn for hosting Poetry Friday Round-up. A tritina: The afternoon quiet interrupted by rain as I sat with a book by the window and watched the pinking of dogwood Remembered when dad planted the dogwood The red … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day 4: Puddle Dancing

Last night I was writing a poem and it was just not flowing for me. So I let it go and wrote a haiku. Today I went back to the poem. I don’t know if this structure has a name. … Continue reading

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SOLSC 2013: Day 29 of 31

School hallways Students titterpating In classrooms, At recess Spring is here Students skipping Words and numbers On the page Spring is here Work is almost done Teachers push Students pull Spring is here Vacation blooms. More slices HERE. Poetry Friday … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Nengajo Postcard Exchange

Somewhere last month, I stumbled into a Nengajo Postcard Exchange with haiku writers from around the world. I believe it’s from the Japanese custom of sending New Year cards out. Here’s mine: ocean waves snake along the coast new beginnings … Continue reading

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Poem a Day November Challenge

My father always said November was a dark month. His father died this month. My mother contracted non-paralytic polio in November the year she was pregnant with my brother. November began early this year when I had a car accident … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: A Poem by Renee LaTulippe

On  Wednesday, I interviewed Renee.   Today she returns with a poem for us all.  While Renee’s works with adults and their writing, she writes for kids. Scaredy Cats Little dimpled Dora had a horde of frightened cats. They slunk around … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Ask Me

One of my favorite William Stafford poems is the following: Ask Me Some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes I have made. Ask me whether what I have done is my life. Others have come in their … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Moon Poems

Finally, time to respond to Tricia’s Poetry Stretch at The Miss Rumphius Effect. It’s been awhile. She inspired us with a Karla Kuskin poem, “Write about a Radish”. Here’s my attempt: we waited for moonrise atop the roof while the … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Thomas P. Lynch

Silver Falls Conference Center, Oregon A week ago I was at the SCBWI-OR  Fall Writing Retreat.  My first time and it was a dream. I found this poem at Poetry Foundation.  The week I have had? I want to return … Continue reading

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Poetry Stretch: Sayings

For Poetry Stretch this week that we think about a saying and respond to it.  My grandmother was famous for: “The hurrier you go, the behinder you get.” Today is Friday My mind says Wednesday Been racing around all week in … Continue reading

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