Category Archives: Poetry Friday

National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Vanilla

Today’s word is VANILLA. Definition: a dark substance that is made from the beans of a tropical plant and that is used to flavor food. Vanilla is from a type of orchid grown in Mexico. What Does Vanilla Know? It feels … Continue reading

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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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