Category Archives: Poetry Friday

National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Cholla

Cholla at the Phoenix Botanical Garden, Today’s word: CHOLLA (pronounced choy-ah) Definition:  a desert cactus native to northern Mexico. The spines will detach easily thus sometimes called jumping cholla. beware when walking the desert cholla spines jump like fleas it’s an unwanted … Continue reading

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SOLSC 15 Day 20: First Day of Spring

Thanks to the people at Two Writing Teachers for providing a place for sharing our slices. The word for today at My Juicy Little Universe is HATCH.  Perfect word for the first dy of spring. I like this form,  Shadorma:  It’s six … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo Day 26: Making Up for Lost Time

  Well, I did not account for how wiped out I would be on Tuesday, April 22 after directing three performances of “Mowgli, Boy of the Jungle.”  I missed SOL14 on Tuesday.  I haven’t missed in a long time.  I … Continue reading

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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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