Day 17: A Driply Rain

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Well, if you have a hive, you have honey, right? So I jumped from yesterday’s hive poem to today’s honey poem. I’m not the hugest honey fan, but our younger daughter gave me some honey from Cyprus when we saw her in Germany last year. And if you wrap feta cheese in phyllo dough and bake it and drizzle it with honey–now THAT is a poem!

While digging for words, I found myself stuck to drip! I wanted the honey to be dripPING, but since I didn’t have a ‑ing suffix, I had to settle for dripLY. And yet, I fell in love with driply eventually. Sometimes the rules of a poetry game help us make a love match we never would’ve tried before. I shared some favorite bee books yesterday, so no new book connections today.

Also, it snowed yesterday! Just 2–3 inches, but my visiting sister is so delighted! The rail-omoter says 3 inches. Patty, who doesn’t really like having her pic taken, kept running outside to twirl and celebrate in the falling snow. It made my heart so happy. Today, we’re going to a nearby river town with craft and gift stores and the St. Croix River. Hoping the snow doesn’t melt until at least this afternoon!

Patty in the snow!

3" of snow, according to the deck railing

 

 

 

 

What words will we be digging through today?

And here’s the card that we might pull our topic from:

So some possible topics are:

  1. guide
  2. cubs
  3. brownie
  4. scout
  5. youth groups

Will you join in? Would love to see what you come up with!

 

5 Responses

  1. Laura, your honey poem is sweet! “driply” is awesome.

    I wrote about one of my favorite flavors:

    Caramel
    We beam honeyed
    yummy goddess
    drip sweetly
    lovely escape

    1. Denise, how did I not write this?! Caramel/toffee is my absolute favorite. Yesterday, I had a caramello–a homemade marshmallow dipped in caramel. Heavenly. This is a delightfully delicious poem :>)

  2. I know I haven’t been writing much, just run out of time! But I have been reading and enjoying all that has been written. I love your ‘drip ly rain’, Laura, wishing for some myself! And Denise, the sweets idea make me want some! Here’s mine today:

    guide

    sleep want ed
    escape defeat
    catch a sweet honey beam
    float light ly

    1. Ooh, this poem feels like the wish I’ve had to fall asleep anytime I’ve struggled with insomnia (thankfully, not a frequent issue for me–though it is for both our girls).

    2. Linda, I love the ending where sleep comes…
      “catch a sweet honey beam” Honey beam is a wonderful phrase.

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