Day 23: First Steps

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Heading into the final week of National Poetry Month, I’m keenly aware of how much stamina daily creativity requires. And daily posting. What seems fun and different the first time we do it can seem like a grind pretty quickly. And yet…and yet…if I take a deep breath and block out my to-do list, I can often find that magic feeling again.

None of the words in yesterday’s pile seemed to go with any of the topics. So I started just pulling other verbs that implied motion, like “touch” and “walk.” Then an image of a newly walking toddler, carefully making their way from one piece of furniture to the next, came into my mind. My connections to this poem are more memories and not really books.

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. mystery
  2. Fred
  3. ghost
  4. shaggy
  5. Scooby Doo

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

 

5 Responses

  1. Laura, what a sweet image of that floating, though tottering, baby making it to Daddy. I agree about the words not matching with the titles for me, yet there were so many powerful content words, weren’t there?

    Fly
    Doubts checked
    We touch the top
    Happy struggle

    1. Thanks, Denise. Glad I wasn’t the only one :>) Ooh. Doubts checked. I love that. Makes me think of checking my bag at the airport so I can fly without any of that unwanted baggage to carry around. So I take it both literally and figuratively. Thank for sharing!

  2. Some great poems today… sweet image of baby’s first steps and doubts checked so we can fly!

    Here’s another thought on float:

    Float

    Through life
    Evolve in struggle
    Answer needs
    End blame
    Say, do, touch
    Champion
    Be happy

    1. Love this. “Evolve in struggle.” Wow. Yes. Lots of this poem connects with my own personal life philosophies, so I feel an urge to embroider this on a pillow or something!

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