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NaPoWriMo Day 30: Poetry Blooms

Aw, the last day of April. A bittersweet good-bye to National Poetry Month. Poetry Blooms It’s been a month of poetry. Writing everyday as a tulip blooms on days of sun and days of rain. Writing room windows streaked with … Continue reading

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SOL14: NaPoWriMo Day 15: Tax Day

    Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for having a place to share our weekly slices. tax day always throws a curve paralyzes me I file for an extension I hate this day. (remember I am not fond of math). … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo14: Allergies

Cinquains, did you know this about them? Cinquains invented by Adelaide Crapsey in the early 1900s, are just five lines long. The first line has two syllables, the second four, the third six, the fourth eight, and the last drops back to … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo 2014: Days 11-13

Ugh.  I am not sure how this happened but I lost steam and didn’t post.  I have three poems written but not posted. The first is a lune: morning fog layer shields the sun I turn over-sleep barking dog enters … Continue reading

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SOLS: Poetry Postcard Time

  It’s a slice of life and more can be found at Two Writing Teachers. In exactly forty time it will be National Poetry Month.  And this marks the sixth year that students from my school will write poems and … Continue reading

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Happy National Haiku Day

Today is National Haiku Poetry Day. And I have haiku news I am excited to share. I was published in the latest issue of Acorn, a contemporary haiku journal. And here’s a recent haiku from the Shiki Kukai Monthly competition. … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Progressive Poem 2013

Last year Irene Latham started the progressive poem. The poetry community is contributing to the progressive poem again this year. When you listen to your footsteps (Amy VanDerwater) the words become music and (Joy Acey) the rhythm that you’re rapping … Continue reading

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The Progressive Poem for National Poetry Month

Advice for a Dark Day If you are reading this,                                                             you must be hungry. Kick off your silver slippers,   come sit with us a spell. A hanky, here, now dry your tears and fill your glass with wine.   … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Days 25 and 26

transplanted roses childhood companions from friend memory lives on My friend’s mother passed last September. In getting ready to sell her house, she asked if anyone wanted some of the roses. I took six and the rest are going the … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo: Day 24

Fresh off a month writing in the slice of life challenge, I have been continuing writing for NaPoWriMo. This is my sixth year of writing poems and haiku. This year my focus is strictly haiku. Haiku Heights offers this prompt: … Continue reading

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