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:>) ]
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:
So some possible topics are:
Will you join in? Would love to see what you come up with!
- Intro to what I’m doing this National Poetry Month
- ALL the Digging for Poems drafts I’ve written this month
- If you’d like to see each daily poem as I post it, you can:
- What is National Poetry Month?
- My previous National Poetry Month projects: