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:>) ]
There’s something about dogs that just draws them to the smelliest, grossest stuff around to roll in. I remember when we were dogsitting Suzy (sweetest dog ever), we took her and the kids to a park and lake. Suzy found a dead fish to make friends with. Eeeeuwww. We learned how to use the self-grooming stations at PetSmart on the way home that day! This also makes me smile and think of a picture of Jackie (Captain Jack Sparrow), our late beagle. My husband, Randy, is holding Jack, who is absolutely coated in mud from racing back and forth along the fence in spring, carving a trench in the dirt.
When I saw the word “escape,” I thought of a dog getting off its leash or out of its place and getting into stinky mischief. I mean, who could resist the words “rotten” and “disgust”? So that sent me chasing my poem.
There are way too many fabulous picture books about dogs for me to list, but the classic by Mark Teague, Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School, is one of my all-time favorites! And I want to read Push-Pull Morning: Dog-Powered Poems About Matter and Energy, by Lisa Westberg Peters. Do you have a favorite dog picture book?
What words will we be digging through today? Oh my gosh, it’s our final set of word tiles! Make it count, friends!
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: