Happy National Poetry Month 2023! Curious about what I’m doing? Want to play along? Read more here.
[Heads-up: If you’re visiting regularly, please know that the bold, blue text is what I’m writing fresh each day. The black text is the same each day:>) ]
My sister Patty wrote today’s poem! She’s a retired elementary teacher. And, I’m sorry to say, she’s not a fan of writing poetry. She was very unhappy with this effort, though I think it’s pure genius.
I’m afraid I’ve been Disney-fied. Only Robin Williams as Genie kept floating through my mind as I read this.
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:
Will you join in? Would love to see what you come up with!
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I’ve been visiting almost daily but have had trouble figuring out the game. I think I get it now. A pile of words+a topic=a poem. So here’s my attempt today. How everything is better after a walk about.
Yes, Margaret! Sorry it’s been confusing. I made this much too complex, I feel :>( Walking always makes everything better, clearer. And I catch my best fish/ideas while walking…
Denise Krebs says
Oh, Patty, you and I were on the same page! Yes, like Laura said, you have a brilliant effort! This digging for poems is not easy! Here’s mine, also about the genie. Margaret, you do have it, and we’re posting from yesterday’s words+topic, so that might seem confusing. I’ve never been a patient fishing person, but your poem shows the power. Yes, everything can improve after a walk about, I think.
scratch and grasp
I like this question, Denise. And the mix of physical and abstract :>)
I love Patty’s poem! I think I’ve seen too many make-a-wish stories where the wisher gets it wrong — I can imagine the delight, followed by wondering how to “claim the dream” without getting a dream you didn’t want 🙂
Haha–so true. Makes me think of Franny Billingsley’s Well Wished!
Diane Anderson says
Patty, we like your poem!
Welcome to our word play, Margaret!
Did the genie answer you, Denise?
I was not very inspired by the words this time…
Or an alternate version:
That’s all I’ve got!
Denise Krebs says
Clever, Diane. I like what you did there, and the second one is sweet, thinking of the children as smalls.
Thank you for playing along even when–ESPECIALLY when–the words don’t come easy. I like the tiny poem droplets you made!