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:>) ]
One of my very favorite childhood memories is swimming with my dad and a couple of my sisters in the ocean. This would’ve been New Smyrna or Daytona Beach, as I grew up in Orlando. We swam out far, heading to a distant sandbar, and we were out beyond the breaking waves. The waves were just swells that you could float on. Suddenly, dolphins! A pod went right by/through us. Their large, joyous grey bodies were so graceful. I hold that happy memory like a fragile glass bubble in my mind…
I tried to dig up words from yesterday’s pile that capture a bit of that moment and how being close to wildlife always makes me stop and feel awe. This one felt lovely to ponder.
Let’s see. Any kidlit connections for me? I ADORE The Music of Dolphins (Karen Hesse) and A Ring of Endless Light (maybe my very favorite Madeleine L’Engle book).
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: