Category Archives: Poetry

National Poetry Month 12/30: Sunday Redux Cucumber Ends

This National Poetry Month(NPM), I am writing and sharing original poems about food, family and feasts. Sundays will be a day to reshare a poem from the past. A list of links to previous poems is HERE. Since 2018, I … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: An Acrostic Challenge

Head on over to Laura Purdie Salas at her blog, Writing The World for Kids for all the poetry goodness today. Thanks, Laura. At Today’s Little Ditty, Michelle has the Spotlight on Jane Whittingha, who‘s challenging readers and poets to an Acrostic poem … Continue reading

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NaWriPoMo19: Playing with Poetry 21/30

April is National/ Global Poetry Month.  I’ve been “Playing With Poetry” this month along side Mary Lee Hahn, Margaret Simon, and Christie Wyman. I have fun tools to use: Haikubes, Metaphor Dice, Paint Chip Poetry, and Magnetic Poetry. Plus I … Continue reading

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NaWriPoMo19: Playing with Poetry 6/30, I Always Carry

Keep up with The Progressive Poem. April1 Matt @Radio,Rhythm and Rhyme2 Kat @KathrynApel3 Kimberly @KimberlyHutmacherWrites4 Jone @DeoWriter5 Linda @TeacherDance6 Tara @Going to Walden7 Ruth @thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown8 Mary Lee @A Year of Reading9 Rebecca @Rebecca Herzog10 Janet F. @Live Your Poem11 Dani @Doing the Work that Matters12 Margaret @Reflections on the Teche13 Doraine @Dori Reads14 Christie … Continue reading

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SOLSC19 30/31: Saturday Shadorma

It’s March and the Slice of Life Challenge. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing space for writers. The Shadorma is a Spanish style form of poetry with a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable pattern. Submitted first attemptwith Submittablefour poemsleft the nestfor editors … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: New Year’s Poetry Postcards

Thanks to Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference for hosting this amazing community of poetry lovers. All this month, postcards have arrived. I found the best place to displace them this year. This is my unofficial corner of the living room. … Continue reading

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Poetry. Friday: Roiling, A Friday Fib

Thanks to Tara at Going to Walden for hosting all the Poetry Friday goodness. On Instagram this morning, Georgia Heard, said the word of the day was ROILING. I immediately thought of this moment last August in Yachats on the coast. … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: For Mary Oliver

Thanks to Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect for hosting Poetry Friday this week. The light of the poetry world dimmed with the passing of Mary Oliver. I offer this in response to the poem, Meadowlark, I found in her book, … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Greeting the New Year with a Winter Swap

Happy New Year. Thanks to Sylvia at Poetry for Children who has her annual Sneak Peek for what’s coming in 2019 for children’s/YA poetry. In this poetry community, we have a lot of opportunities to share poetry. In mid-autumn, Tabatha offer … Continue reading

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December 5

crescent moon we wait for the bus secrets shared ©jone rush macculloch

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