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:>) ]
All right, yesterday I admitted I don’t love snails, and today I’m telling you baseball’s not on my favorites list either. Maybe I’m sharing too much about what I don’t like! But it’s interesting to try to create something about a topic I’m not all that crazy about.
And it’s funny how I can find a kidlit connection to almost any word! I just yesterday finished listening to an audiobook of an old John Bellairs novel, The Eyes of the Killer Robot. (It’s part of the Johnny Dixon series, but I really recommend the Lewis Barnavelt books. I adored them when I was a kid!) Anyway, the book hinges on a robot brought to life with an evil spell and a human’s eyes. Creepy. And a baseball hitting contest.
In this case, the word “batter” on the board yesterday made me feel like I almost HAD to pick baseball as my topic. There’s so much waiting and standing in baseball. I decided to make my poem about the physical moments that are high intensity! The hitting, the running, and when outfielders collide.
What words will I be digging through today?
And here’s the card that I can pull my topic from:
So my 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: