(Choose Your Own) Progressive Poem is Here!
Welcome to day 3 of this year’s Progressive Poem! So happy to be a part of this tradition during our time of sequester and uncertainty of COVID-19.
Margaret, thank you for getting us organized. Donna started us on a
Choose-Your-Own-Poem-Adventure Progressive poem by giving Irene two choices for the first line. Okay, I hope Day 30 gives Donna two choices to end the poem.
Sweet violets shimmy, daffodils sway
and in turn gave me
as warm rain sprinkles my face
along the wiregrass path to the lake
I am going with the path to the lake as I wish I could be on such a path now.
Sweet violets shimmy, daffodils sway (Day 1)
along the wiregrass path to the lake (Day 2)
For Day 3, for Liz, and in keeping with my Food, Family, Feasts theme, please consider one of these lines:
I carry a rucksack of tasty cakes
the buzziness of honey bees by the bay
I can’t wait to see what Liz chooses.
1 Donna Smith at Mainely Write
2 Irene Latham at Live Your Poem
3 Jone MacCulloch, deowriter
6 Kay McGriff at https://kaymcgriff.edublogs.org/
7 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
8 Tara Smith at Going to Walden
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Matt Forrest Esenwine at Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme
11 Janet Fagel, hosted at Reflections on the Teche
12 Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise
13 Kat Apel at Kat Whiskers
14 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
15 Leigh Anne Eck at A Day in the Life
16 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
17 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
18 Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading
19 Tabatha at Opposite of Indifference
20 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
21 Janice Scully at Salt City Verse
22 Julieanne Harmatz at To Read, To Write, To Be
24 Christie Wyman at Wondering and Wandering
25 Amy at The Poem Farm
26 Dani Burtsfield at Doing the Work That Matters
27 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
28 Jessica Big at TBD
29 Fran Haley at lit bits and pieces
Irene Latham who began this poem project back in 2012, has handed it over to Margaret Simon to organize. I am so grateful to both Irene and Margaret for this wonderful April collaboration to kick of National Poetry Month.
Each day in April a different poet will add a line to this poem begun here today. No one knows where it will go or how it will get there, but it always gets there beautifully!