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:>) ]
The dragon must’ve exhausted me, because I immediately picked rest as my topic. But then none of the words went with it. When I saw “moon,” though, I felt that peaceful, calm feeling the moon gives me. Its steadiness and pale stillness is a beautiful anchor in the night sky. And “languid.” That makes me picture the moon up there lounging in a silver robe as it shakes its head, amused, at earthlings’ antics. Those words weren’t exactly available, though! The music words I saw also called to me, so that’s what I went with.
I have many favorite moon books, including my own gorgeously-illustrated-by-Jaime-Kim If You Were the Moon, plus Susanna Leonard Hill’s Moon’s First Friends. And I can’t wait for Melissa Stewart’s Thank You, Moon, and Irene Latham’s The Museum on the Moon, both coming later this year.
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: