Friday, April 4, 2014

Five For Friday: Poetry Celebration


http://www.poets.org/page.php/prmID/41

Happy National Poetry Month!

With so many wonderful opportunities to experience poetry this month (Jama Rattigan has a helpful roundup of all the kidlit happenings here), I drive myself crazy trying to take in EVERYTHING.  Unfortunately, it seems my children still demand occasional meals and clean underwear.

Still, I can't imagine better company with whom to celebrate, and I hope to check in with as many of you as possible throughout the month.  Although I don't have my own special Poetry Month project going on, you can catch me here next week when I will be hosting Poetry Friday.

Amy left the gate open at The Poem Farm for today's roundup.

You will also find me participating in Irene Latham's Progressive Poem on April 25th.

Anastasia has today's line at Poet! Poet!

And TODAY I'm throwing a Five for Friday Poetry Celebration!  Woohoo!  I hope you'll join in with a five-word ditty (plus title, if you wish) to celebrate what poetry means to you. You wouldn't be here if you didn't care about poetry, so let's share the love.  Leave your contribution in the comments and I will move it to the party room for all to enjoy.

(I realize this may be challenging or intimidating for some. "What poetry means to me" is a prompt worthy of far more than five words!  Yep, you're so right.  But five words is all you've got.  No muss, no fuss.  Don't bust a gut.  Just pick five words and you've written your poem for the day!  Bada bing bada boom.)




                                                                            poems
                                                                            bloom
                                                                            where
                                                                                 n
                                                                                  e
                                                                                   e
                                                                                   d most
                                                                                  e
                                                                                d

–Michelle, Today's Little Ditty


poems
are secrets
we share

–Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, The Poem Farm


poems
water
seeds
of
dreams

–Tabatha Yeatts, The Opposite of Indifference


Revise before
carving in
stone!

–Buffy Silverman, Buffy's Blog


A poet’s words linger longer…

–Linda Baie, Teacherdance 


dancing words
enlarge our world

–Doraine Bennett, Dori Reads


Feelings
Hope
Meanings
Jump rope

–Catherine, Catherine Johnson 


 Sounds that whisper and (s)wish.

–Michele Norman


Poems

Tell me
who I am.

–Liz, Elizabeth Steinglass


Magical
breath
of fresh air

–Margaret Simon, Reflections on the Teche


Words trickling like a brook

–Rosi Hollinbeck, The Write Stuff


Gray day,
then...
birds heard!

–Julie Larios, The Drift Record 


 Feathers with a knockout punch

–Diane Mayr, Random Noodling


I wonder
Then
I smile

–George Heidenrich


the
thread
that
connects
us

–Mary Lee Hahn, Poetrepository


this so much like that

–Robyn Hood Black, Life on the Deckle Edge


ancient
secrets
revealed
in
verse

–Myra Garces Bacsal, Gathering Books


Whisperings feeding my lucky soul.

–Janet F.


44 comments:

  1. Oh, your concrete bloom is lovely!

    poems
    are secrets
    we share

    Thank you, Michelle, for the fun! Happy Poetry Friday!

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    1. Your five send me on a journey, Tabatha-- love the floating sensation. Thanks for joining in!

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  3. Sorry -- I was so focused on only using five words that I forgot to say how much I like your flower! I love a good concrete poem.

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    1. (and I love your blooming poem!)

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    2. Ain't that the truth! Thanks for the solid advice. ;)

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  5. Your poem is wonderful Michelle. Here's my five: A poet’s words linger longer…

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  6. I love your flower!

    dancing words
    enlarge our world

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    1. Enlarging our world... what a wonderful way to put it! Thanks, Doraine.

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  7. Beautiful concrete flower!

    Feelings
    Hope
    Meanings
    Jump rope

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    1. To me, this one sings spring-- maybe it's the light-hearted jump rope line. Lovely. :)

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Michele. What a beautiful and lyrical selection of five words!

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  9. Nice flower! I'm going to cheat slightly:

    Poems

    Tell me
    who I am.

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    1. I wouldn't consider this cheating at all, Liz. Totally legit in my book and a wonderful sentiment too!

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  10. Magical
    breath
    of fresh air

    Love all of these. I'd love to collect them visually in some way. Hmmm.

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    1. Poems are magical, aren't they! I can see your creative wheels spinning, Margaret. Let me know if you come up with any clever ideas.

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  11. Love your posy. There are some great ones here already.

    Words trickling like a brook

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    1. Welcome to my blog, Rosi. So glad you brought your trickling words over here! :)

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  12. Nice challenge, Michelle! Here are my five words about what poetry means to me:

    Gray day,
    then...
    birds heard!

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  13. This is tough!

    Feathers with a knockout punch

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    1. Oh yes. I love that glorious moment too!

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    2. Loved your daffodil too (at least that's what they would be here, not sure about FL)

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  15. Wow, so many! You would think that everything had already been said about what poetry is, but then...there's more!

    Diane's and Margaret's really caught my eye.

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    1. Isn't it wonderful? I love these Five For Friday parties!

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  16. Michelle -- these little poems were so wonderful, there are too many to single out! Linda's one-line poem is elegant and true. Amazing that she worked some wordplay in to a small space. Buffy's poem made me laugh.

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    1. It's such a treat for me to see all these different views pared down to their essence.

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  17. Michelle, I LOVE these. Thanks for sharing your own wonderful words, and what a treat to read everyone else's. Okay - unedited, uncured, I'll play:

    this so much like that

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    1. Terrific, Robyn! So glad you dove into the poem pool. :)

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  18. I love this Michelle. I know I'm late to the Poetry Friday party, but as they say.. better late than never. Here's what poetry means to me:

    ancient
    secrets
    revealed
    in
    verse

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    1. Even late, you're always welcome, Myra! I like how your five words seem to transcend time.

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  19. I am late for sure but here goes!
    [Tried not to read others' first except I saw Mary Lee's and Linda Baie's! (Linda brought me here!)]
    April is just flying by!

    Whisperings feeding my lucky soul.

    Janet F. aka Janet Clare on FB

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by, Janet! Your five words ring true for me too.

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