SOL17: Tanka Tuesday

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morning gathering
the smell of sweet alyssum
the unique faces
she stops for a moment
and forgets the world’s troubles

©2017, jone rush macculloch

 

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Sunday Solace: Week 18

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Poetry Friday: Today

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Thanks to  Jama at Jama’s Alphabet Soup who’s hosting Poetry Friday.

You might think that after a month researching and preparing poems for Christy Peterson‘s photos, I might be glad for the breather. Turns out, I’m not as I wrote on Tuesday.

Yesterday I received a note from a person who received a student poetry postcard.  It included a poem “Today” by Deborah.  The class used the mentor text, TODAY, by Eileen Spinelli.

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I’m using Deborah’s poem to mentor me.  I am also starting with her ending line.

Today

Today I’m
going to find myself a poem.
I’m going respond to the morning call
of the red-winged blackbird
feeding at my feeder.

Today I’m
saying
good morning
to the pansy faces greeting
me as I leave for school.

Today I’m
hopscotching my way
through the day
even if storm clouds
gather.

Today I’m
watching the sunset,
waiting for the first
star in the twilight.
And I’ll wish for tomorrow.

©2017, jone rush macculloch

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Wordless Wednesday: Week 18

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SOL17: Withdrawal

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for providing a space and community for writing each week.

Withdrawal. I wonder if some felt this in April after a whole month of daily slices.  I moved from daily slices to writing poems six days a week.

And now with National Poetry Month finished.  I am at a loss.  I had a project and it’s finished.

I am sad.  I am wondering what is keeping me from marching on in writing daily poems. And I could be using the unscheduled time to work on my novel.  I feel I need to sit with it for a few days.

I discovered in April that I really enjoy researching a topic before writing the poem.  It’s why I loved the critter poems and my “Double LL” project of 2015.

Sometimes you just have to let things simmer.

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NaPoWriMo Wrap Up

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It’s been a fantastic NaPoWriMo 2017.  I loved collaborating with Christy Peterson’s photos.  You may see an occasional photo and poem in the future as I had more photos that didn’t get used this month.   I really loved researching the animals to create the five facts tiles and then write the poem.  I feel this was a successful project. I hope you have enjoyed it as well.

Please be on the lookout for Christy’s two books:

  • 24 Hours in a Salt Marsh, Cavendish, August 2017
  • Hide and Seek Vaquita, Whale Times, Spring 2017

I really loved researching the animals to create the five facts tiles and then write the poem.  I feel this was a successful project. I hope you have enjoyed it as well.

Photos by Christy Peterson

Fact Tiles and Poems by jone rush macculloch

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Sunday Solace: Week 17

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