Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DMC: "Blanket" by Lana Wayne Koehler


As the snow blankets the earth in winter,
As the rain blankets the grass in spring 

           and makes the flowers grow,
As the sunshine blankets the sidewalk in summer 

           making it hard to walk barefoot,
As each leaf blankets my yard in fall 

           with the promise of bonfires and cider,
So am I blanketed in love.

© 2015 Lana Wayne Koehler. All rights reserved

Nikki Grimes has challenged us to try a wordplay exercise this month and create our own free verse poems. Click HERE for all the details.

Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, May 29th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of Nikki's brand new picture book:


  1. Your gentle approach with this poem is as soft as...well, a blanket. Nicely done, Lana.

  2. What a warm, cozy poem, Lana! Thanks for sharing it, Michelle!

  3. The anaphora (repetitive line) in this poem makes it smooth and soft, just like a blanket.

  4. Lana Wayne KoehlerMay 13, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Thanks, all. I loved Nikki's (and Michelle's) challenge to make me think differently about everyday things.