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My sister Patty is visiting this week, and I am SO excited! I haven’t seen her in almost two years! But I really am trying to get back into my PF routine, so I got this post ready before she arrived :>)

I borrowed a clunker line from Linda Mitchell a couple of weeks ago. I loved the line, and images and stories started forming in my mind immediately. During a small group writing time last week, I took the line and wrote a free verse poem, a phrase acrostic, and 2 different cinquains, all containing “The moon has stayed out late again.” Thank you, Linda! Here’s one of the cinquains.

And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Margaret, who I hope is relaxing on her well-earned summer break!

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14 Responses

  1. Wonderful cinquain, Laura! I especially liked the line “Ice crystals link and lock.” And the picture you paired with the poem is perfect! Have a nice visit with your sister.

  2. WOW! That is such a shiny new poem. I love it! I think we might need to start a clunker anthology with all the shined up poems I’m seeing. But, this.…this beautiful, beautiful picture of the moon. La lune! La lune! I am moonstruck!

  3. What a lovely poem, Laura. You were industrious during this creative session of yours. The photo is just beautiful! Enjoy your time with your sister.

  4. Oh — someone else who is trying to get back into the rhythm of PF. (I’ve missed this community!) Lovely job on the clunker. Your last line is perfect!

  5. Laura, nice freezing poem. The moon looking over this frigid landscape just makes it colder to me. You got some mileage from Linda’s clunker. Enjoy your weekend with Patty. What a joy!

  6. Love your cinquain… link and lock… perfect! I feel Minnesota in your poem, and I have been missing it! Thanks for sharing…

  7. Hey, you nailed it! That clunker is no longer a clunker!
    Also, I’m excited that you’re involved in the Minnesota State Fair! I guess our county fair is ongoing, but I haven’t heard news about the State. In such unsure times, it’s lovely that something which all my life happened as sure as summer has returned.

  8. I love what you did with Linda’s clunker, in LPS style combining factual information with poetry.

  9. Laura, you have reimagined Linda’s gifting of words. A repurposing I suppose. You have given them a new place in which to weave their magic. I loved the alliterative- link and lock.

  10. Your cinquain is fabulous! The shift from “winter” to “frozen” with the poetically factual middle. Wow.

  11. The placement of the “clunker” line was perfect to bring some mystery and energy to the poem. Who decides what lines are clunkers?

  12. Laura, so happy for both your sister and you seeing each other after so much time. I love the effect of the clunker “the moon has stayed out late again” coming after your science facts. Beautiful pairing of cinquain and photo!

  13. Oh, I love this photo/poem combo! The combination of “link and lock” is so effective here and that clunker line adds the most wonderful note of mystery. Perfect ending line! On another note, I hope you had a wonderful time with your sister–I’m going to see all of my sisters next month at my Dad’s. I have no idea when we were all last together–maybe 5 years ago? Yay for sisters!

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