Happy National Poetry Month 2023! Curious about what I’m doing? Want to play along? Read more here.
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I like strong weather–storms, wind, rain, lightning. At first, I thought I’d go for a violent wind, but then I thought, I’ve had an awful lot of violence in these poems! So I looked for words to create a gentle, breezy mood. Even the violent word “riot” felt like it took on a softer feeling in this context.
One of my favorite wind books is When the Wind Blows, by Linda Booth Sweeney. Is it out of print? That’s a crime, if so. And I thought of Kate, Who Tamed the Wind, by Liz Garton Scanlon. It’s time for a re-read of both of these windy delights :>)
What words will we be digging through today?
And here’s the card that we might pull our topic from:
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Diane Anderson says
Lovely chaos… great phrase! I can see that pink balloon.
I was thinking about prom (My great nephew went with some friends Saturday night… so handsome! And the girls, so pretty!) How proud parents live to preserve the moment in snapshots.
Elegant pink princess
Ooh, this is wonderful. Our daughters’ prom/homecoming photos come up on our photo frame regularly. That lovely light to describe the girls is so delicate.
Denise Krebs says
Diane, I tried to write about Dance too, though it’s a bit abstract. I love the “elegant pink princess” at the prom in your poem. And light is a great allusion to the photos that were being taken.
Laura, you did it with your sweet “pink balloon rioting” Lovely!
At light cry
At lovely why
Denise, I got this feeling of prom and Footloose from your poem today. There’s something really powerful in your brief lines here that evokes the power of dancing, of music, of shedding responsibilities and being with your friends, your people…
We had the best thunderstorm yesterday, so rare here, & wonderful rain! I went a bit more negative than yours but used similar words!
balloon ing chaos
over saggy atrocity
Oh, I’m so jealous! You had me at “old cry.” Something about the elemental-ness of weather. The out-of-our-control-ness. And ballooning chaos–fabulous!