Thursday, September 14, 2017

Five for Friday: Pleas for Peace, and the Poetry Friday Roundup


Reaching Out – Joining Hands
A mosaic mural by public artist Carien Quiroga, on Flickr Creative Commons.



















“In joined hands there is still some token of hope, 
  in the clinched fist none.” 

                                                 – Victor Hugo, The Toilers of the Sea


2017 Peace Day Theme:  
Together for Peace: Respect,
Safety and Dignity for All.

(Learn more HERE.)
The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world on September 21st.

Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.  (InternationalDayOfPeace.org)


How you can take part:

Margarita Engle, our Young People's Poet Laureate, and children's poet Amy Ludwig VanDerwater have led the way by promoting an opportunity for authors, illustrators, and teachers to share writing or art projects related to peace.

1. Post peaceful books, poems, images, classroom activities, and websites on the "International Day of Peace" padlet that Amy created HERE. It's a resource for all.

2. You are invited to use this beautiful image of a peace dove, cut from paper by artist Dylan Metrano for Peace Day 2017. Share it widely and/or use it as your social media profile picture to show your support.


3. On September 21st, post a peace-related poem on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. We're hoping to saturate social media with images, words, and other positive messages of peace. (I've already written my abecedarian poem for the occasion, but you'll have to wait until next week to read it!) The UN's hashtags for this day are #peaceday and #jointogether.


Until then...

I thought we could warm up for the big day with a Five for Friday party. Here's how to play:

Come up with five words (plus title if you wish)
that express what PEACE means to you.

It might be a feeling, an image, a wish for the future... I'll contribute three ideas of my own so you can see the range of possibilities. Your participation is voluntary, of course. You can:
1. come up with 5-word ditty on the spot,
2. leave your Poetry Friday link now and come back to add your 5-word ditty,
3. choose not to participate in the Five for Friday at all, or
4. participate in the Five for Friday without a link. 
Leave your five words in a comment or email them to me at TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com. I will move them to the main body of the post.

I'm deliberately posting early for the Poetry Friday roundup so you'll have time to ponder, but promise me you won't overthink it.  Like I said, this is just a warm-up for next week!


Now who's ready for a Peace party?




From Michelle at Today's Little Ditty:

Nested

In the heart,
a feather.

* * *

Eclipse

All the world goes 
quiet.

* * *

World Peace:

The unimaginable
imagined.

~ Michelle Heidenrich Barnes


From Linda at A Word Edgewise:

Peace for me
Peace to you
Morning star at Dawn
A full day's yawn
Supper at six
All of us there
Holding hands

5 words:
Star
Dawn
full
supper
hands

~ Linda Mitchell

This week I am sharing the feeling of September.

From Linda at Write Time:

connecting
us
heart to heart
~ Linda Kulp Trout
My post for this week is an original "dot"poem.

Hope's Seeds

planting Ones
Heart Enriching
Lives 

~ Jessica Bigi


From Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
My 5 for peace: 
tenderly
sun coaxes
blossoms
open

~ Tabatha Yeatts 
 
I'm sharing a math-y poem for Poetry Friday.

From April at Teaching Authors:

REFUGE
 
dinner, blankets,
bear hug...
thanks

~ April Halprin Wayland 

At Teaching Authors we're writing about lessons learned from our students and/or from teaching.

From Jama at Alphabet Soup:

PEACE WISH

Reverence and love
for humanity.

~ Jama Rattigan
 
This week I have an interview with Matt Forrest Esenwine about his debut PB, Flashlight Night. Giving away a free copy to one lucky commenter. And yes, Matt's sharing a yummy recipe!

From Laura at Writing the World for Kids:
I'm in with What Is a Dot? for Dot Day.

From Diane at Random Noodling and Kurious Kitty:

peace:
everyone living
without fear

~ Diane Mayr

At Random Noodling I have a response to my response in a Spark challenge.
Kurious Kitty shares "High School Picture Re-Take Day" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil.

From Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town:
I have been thinking a lot lately about forgetting....

From Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme:
Today, I'm sharing a tiny little poem about a colossal subject! 

From Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge:
Getting my car serviced this morning, and I live in the South, so I have already had multiple conversations with folks I don't know. (One exchange including cell phone pictures, even.) That's how we roll around here. So here are my five words today:
— a total stranger's warm smile —

~ Robyn Hood Black 

I'm sharing the poems I swapped for the Summer Poem Swap.

From Irene at Live Your Poem:
I'm featuring an interview with Amy Ludwig VanDerwater about her newest book READ! READ! READ!

From Rebecca at Sloth Reads

Serenity

Both kids
Asleep in bed


* * *

Harmony

Comfortable
In each other's
Stillness


* * *

Empathy

Leading first
With the heart


 * * *

Diversity

Grasp hands
Across the line


 * * *

Humanity

It takes all
Working together

~ Rebecca Herzog

Things have been so hectic recovering from Irma that I was having a hard time coming up with something to write!

From Charles Ghigna:
I'd like to share "Quiet Days." I hope it brings a little peace to the party.

From Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink:

Kindness Dove

Soaring-
a beacon
of peace.

* * *

WANTED

only
peaceful,
quiet,
restful
serenity

~ Carol Varsalona

I got the abecedarian fever and took on another challenge of yours. At Beyond LiteracyLink you'll find both new abecedarian poems and peace poems with my kindness dove that I created. It has been sent around the globe via Twitter many times and will make its way straight to International Peace Day. 

From Michelle Kogan:
PEACE

pursue planet
dialoging
nuclear
free

~ Michelle Kogan 

I'm sharing a golden shovel poem, FREE, inspired from a Langston Hughes poem, I DREAM A WORLD–that I read on Kay McGriff's blog last week, and new I had to do something with it!

From Kathryn Apel
My five words for peace:
kindness from everyone, for everyone
 
For PoetryFriday I'm sharing penguins - both art (not mine!) and poetry. (Could this be the most fun I've had with shape poetry?) 

From Sylvia at Poetry for Children:
I need to get ready for next week! My post is about reading poetry aloud---- AGAIN!

From Jane at Raincity Librarian:
This week on my blog I'm sharing a little fall poem.

From Molly at Nix the comfort zone:
I'm sharing two Leonora Speyer poems.

From Catherine at Reading to the Core:
Today I'm sharing David Whyte's "What to Remember When Waking".

From Donna at Mainely Write:

PEACE Acrostic

Palpable
Enduring
Abiding
Created
Eternal

~ Donna JT Smith

My link is a followup on the line trade by Linda Mitchell a few weeks ago.

From Margaret at Reflections on the Teche:
Combining challenges here. Jennifer Laffin is tweeting a daily word to jumpstart writing with #DWHabit. Today is Flutter.

Fluttering
hummingbird wings
pronounce peace

~ Margaret Simon

Today we are celebrating Dot Day with two collaborative class poems in response to Laura Purdie Salas's What is a Dot?

From Laura Shovan:
Speaking of PET CRAZY (congrats to the giveaway winners), I have my poet-poem from Pet Crazy today. Global Read Aloud author Victoria Coe and I partnered on a mini-poetry workshop pairing her book Fenway and Hattie (the GRA early reader selection for 2017) and my poem "Lost and Found." If you're doing GRA with students, stop by!

From Robert Schechter:
I just started a blog in the last week. Have a look, if you like. My last post shares a nursery rhyme about Mrs. Bond and her ducks.

From Amy at The Poem Farm:
At The Poem Farm, I share my latest SPARK 34 collaboration with artist Jonathan Ottke.

From Mary Lee at A Year of Reading:
My Five For Friday is inspired by being out in the country away from light pollution. There is peace in the constancy of the stars.

Darkness

Milky
Way
flows
on.

~ Mary Lee Hahn
 
At A Year of Reading I have a third Bike Ride Blessing poem--a counting out rhyme.

From Penny Parker Klostermann:

It's Basic Math

loving acceptance = tranquil coexistence

~ Penny Parker Klostermann

I have guests on A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt. Tim McCanna and his son Nate are collaborating with a poem and art. Their collaboration highlights their shared love for Dungeons & Dragons.

From Brenda at Friendly Fairy Tales:
Hmm, five words on peace.... To me, war brings starvation, homelessness and poverty to a country's people. Peace is the opposite. Peace is the when things go well:
Fields planted, crops ripened, harvest.

~ Brenda Davis Harsham 
I bring a haiku this week and an excerpt of the abecedarian you featured.

From Kay at A Journey Through the Pages:

Pray
 
everywhere always—
create eternity.

~ Kay McGriff

I took up the abecedarian challenge for today's post with a Taste of Fall.

From Little Willow at Bildungsroman:
I posted Evening by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle).

From Elaine at Wild Rose Reader:
I have a memoir poem about my maternal grandfather titled SUMMER RITUAL.

From Linda at TeacherDance:

"Beginnings" 

Peace starts
with a smile 

~ Linda Baie

My post today celebrates Amy L-V's new book: Read! Read! Read! 

From Tara at A Teaching Life:
My contribution for Poetry Friday is a poem by Mary Oliver, which my cat reminded me of today. :)

From Heidi at my juicy little universe:

Peace:
seeing the pink
underneath

~ Heidi Mordhorst


I'm so laaaaaate today! My post is a work in progress but I hope to be done by 3:30! 

Christie at Wondering and Wandering:
I'm in poetry love with Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's Read! Read! Read!

From Buffy Silverman:
No post for me, but I'll give you Floridians five words.

kindness surges
with the storm

~ Buffy Silverman

From Jone at Deo Writer:

waves splash droplets of peace

~ Jone Rush MacCulloch

It's been a week. First full five days of school.

What the world needs
What I need
What we all need
is a little more
kindness.

~ Joy Acey 

From Rebekah at OLIO-LI-O:


BE STILL

discord
greed PEACE grief
discontent

~ Rebekah Hoeft 

A concrete-ish version can be found at my blog.

Actually understood a German word. 
(on the bus this morning!)

~ Bridget Magee (in Switzerland) 


Nurture the heart, peace within

~ Kiesha Shepard


"Peace" by Rachel Kramer

The Poetry Friday roundup is closed to links now, 
but 5-word peace-ditties are still welcome.



Click here for more information.
CONGRATULATIONS

Jesse Anna Bornemann,
Brenda Davis Harsham,
Rebekah Hoeft,
Linda Mitchell, and
Jane Whittingham!

You've won a copy of PET CRAZY: A Poetry Friday Power Book (Pomelo Books, 2017). Please send me an email at TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com with your addresses.



Have you written an abecedarian poem yet for Carole Boston Weatherford's DMC challenge? To add yours, post it on our September 2017 padlet. Featured daily ditties this week included poems by Maria Marshall, Tabatha Yeatts, and Mindy Gars Dolandis.

72 comments:

  1. Woot! I won I won I won I won! I will e-mail you snail mail address. Can't wait to get Pet Crazy into the hands of my students...and their teachers!
    This week I am sharing the feeling of September at A Word Edgewise. Happy Poetry Friday, everyone. I really look forward to expressions of peace. Boy, do we need it.
    https://awordedgewiselindamitchell.blogspot.com/

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    1. Peace for me
      Peace to you
      Morning star at Dawn
      A full day's yawn
      Supper at six
      All of us there
      Holding hands

      5 words:
      Star
      Dawn
      full
      supper
      hands

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  2. Thanks for hosting! I'll send email you my 5-word ditty for peace. My post for this week at Write Time is an original "dot"poem at:
    https://lindakulptrout.blogspot.com/2017/09/a-poem-for-international-dot-day.html

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  3. Hope's Seeds

    poem by Jessica Bigi

    planting Ones
    Heart Enriching
    Lives

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  4. Your 5-word ditties are definitely peace-inducing, Michelle. <3!
    I'm sharing a math-y poem for PF: https://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/

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    1. My 5 for peace:

      tenderly
      sun coaxes
      blossoms
      open

      Thanks for hosting! xo

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    2. Thanks, Tabatha— I feel the same about yours! Love how the blossoms are "coaxed" by the sun.

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  5. Michelle! Thank you for hosting and for your poetry! I'll be right back but I wanted to post my link...at Teaching Authors we're writing about lessons learned from our students and/or from teaching: http://www.teachingauthors.com/2017/09/2-poems-2-lessons-learned-from-teaching.html

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    1. Okay (she says, catching her breath) I'm back! The link above goes live Friday morning.

      Thank you for posting the info about the International Day of Peace.

      Second, your brief poems are wonderful...I can't even pick a favorite. Each of them made my heart stop. I soaked in the utter peace you convey with each and how that would feel. Let me rephrase that: how that WILL feel.

      Wow...these are hard to write! Mine are all over the place. Here's one:

      REFUGE
      dinner, blankets,
      bear hug...
      thanks



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    2. Maybe the rest of your poems were "all over the place," but not this one, April. This is spot on!

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  6. Thanks for the heads up about Peace Day. I'll be back with a five-word ditty. :)

    This week I have an interview with Matt Forrest Esenwine about his debut PB, Flashlight Night. Giving away a free copy to one lucky commenter. And yes, Matt's sharing a yummy recipe!

    http://wp.me/p1GE6P-5Qy

    My link will go live at 6 a.m. Friday morning. Thanks for hosting this week, Michelle!

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    1. PEACE WISH

      Reverence and love
      for humanity.

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    2. I'm so ready for this wish to come true! Thanks, Jama.

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  7. peace:
    everyone living
    without fear

    At Random Noodling I have a response to my response in a Spark challenge. http://randomnoodling.blogspot.com/2017/09/poetry-friday-response-to-response.html

    Kurious Kitty shares "High School Picture Re-Take Day" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil. https://kuriouskitty.blogspot.com/2017/09/poetry-friday-high-school-picture-re_14.html

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  8. Here's my link for Poetry Friday: https://thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com/2017/09/poetry-friday-forget-me-not.html

    I'll think about the peace party. Meanwhile, thanks so much for hosting!

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  9. Thanks for sharing, Michelle, and for helping to spread a more peaceful atmosphere around our world. Today, I'm sharing a tiny little poem about a colossal subject! Link goes live at 6:01am Friday! http://wp.me/p2DEY3-1Iu

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  10. What a timely, positive post, Michelle - thank you, and thanks for hosting! (Pondering before I return with words....)
    I'm sharing the poems I swapped for the Summer Poem Swap - http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog.htm?post=1068272

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  11. Hi Michelle - thank you for this peace post! I'm featuring an interview with Amy Ludwig VanDerwater about her newest book READ! READ! READ!. http://irenelatham.blogspot.com/2017/09/read-read-read-ing-with-amy-ludwig.html xo

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  12. Hi Michelle! Thank you for hosting and for the Peace Party. Things have been hectic recovering from Irma that I was having a hard time coming up with something to write! My link goes live at 12:01AM EST. https://rebeccaherzog.blogspot.com/2017/09/poetry-friday-peace-party.html

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    1. You sure didn't have a hard time coming up with something to write when it came to the Five for Friday, Rebecca! Way to go!

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  13. Thanks, Michelle. I'd like to share "Quiet Days." I hope it brings a little peace to the party. https://www.facebook.com/charlesghigna

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  14. Thank you, Michelle, for hosting Poetry Friday, the ditty challenge, and a Peace Party. What an undertaking for September! I got the abecedarian fever and took on another challenge of yours. Here are both new abecedarian poems and peace poems with my kindness dove that I created. It has been sent around the globe via Twitter many times and will make its way straight to International Peace Day. http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2017/09/abecedarian-fun.html - I am at a State Ed Conference and off to my grandbaby's christening in Virginia so I will be slowly making the rounds of PF writers.

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    1. Your kindness dove is a beautiful messenger, Carol!

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  15. Hi Michelle, I'm sharing a golden shovel poem, FREE, inspired from a Langston Hughes poem, I DREAM A WORLD–that I read on Kay McGriff's blog last week, and new I had to do something with it! Thanks for filling us in on Peace Day, seems like we need many Peace Days. Thanks also for hosting the roundup and for your peace poems! Here's my link and peace ditty: https://moreart4all.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/poetry-friday-free-an-echo-to-langston-hughes-golden-shovel/
    PEACE
    pursue planet
    dialoging
    nuclear
    free

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  16. Thanks for hosting, Michelle, and sharing poetry peace prompts. I'm going to ponder those five words...
    For PoetryFriday I'm sharing penguins - both art (not mine!) and poetry. (Could this be the most fun I've had with shape poetry?)

    https://katswhiskers.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/calling-home-calling-memories

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    1. My five words for peace; kindness from everyone, for everyone

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  17. Hi, Michelle, thank you for hosting today, (for the Pet Crazy support), and for the peace prompt. I need to get ready for next week! My post is about reading poetry aloud---- AGAIN! Link: https://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/2017/09/reading-poetry-aloud-even-to-rabbit.html

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  18. What a beautiful, meaningful celebration of peace - I will absolutely join in, and I'll be thinking about it during the week!

    This week on my blog I'm sharing a little fall poem : http://www.raincitylibrarian.ca/?p=19718

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  19. Thanks for hosting this week, Michelle. I'm sharing two Leonora Speyer poems. (Unfortunately, I was late to the party last week and missed the round up! ) I'll be thinking about your peace prompt! https://mbhmaine.wordpress.com/2017/09/08/leonora-speyer/

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  20. YEAH! Thanks for the book! Sending you an email (and working on my 5-4-5).

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  21. I've seen Margarita and Amy's posts about the International Day of Peace, but haven't made specific plans yet. Thank you for reminding me! Today I'm sharing David Whyte's "What to Remember When Waking". Thank you for hosting today, Michelle!
    https://readingtothecore.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/poetry-friday-what-to-remember-when-waking/

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  22. Oops, sorry! Don't know why I linked to the roundup in my Comment! Here's the link for my What Is a Dot? poem: http://laurasalas.com/poems-for-teachers/dot-poetry-friday/ You had already corrected it because you're so on top of things! Thanks:>)

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  23. Thanks for the heads up and opportunities!
    Here's my link for today. It's a followup on the line trade by Linda Mitchell a few weeks ago.
    http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com/2017/09/a-traded-line.html

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  24. Today we are celebrating Dot Day with two collaborative class poems in response to Laura Purdie Salas's What is a Dot? https://reflectionsontheteche.com/2017/09/15/poetry-dot-day/

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  25. Combining challenges here. Jennifer Laffin is tweeting a daily word to jumpstart writing with #DWHabit. Today is Flutter.

    Fluttering
    hummingbird wings
    pronounce peace

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    1. Good for you, finding a way to combine challenges, Margaret! You did a wonderful job, too. :)

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  26. Thank you for giving us a preview of next week's Day of Peace, Michelle.

    Speaking of PET CRAZY (congrats to the giveaway winners), I have my poet-poem from Pet Crazy today. Global Read Aloud author Victoria Coe and I partnered on a mini-poetry workshop pairing her book Fenway and Hattie (the GRA early reader selection for 2017) and my poem "Lost and Found." If you're doing GRA with students, stop by! http://laurashovan.com/2017/09/pets-eye-view-writing-with-gras-fenway-and-hattie-pet-crazy/

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  27. I just started a blog in the last week. Have a look, if you like. My last post shares a nursery rhyme about Mrs. Bond and her ducks. https://www.bobschechter.com/blog/mrs-bond-come-to-be-killed

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    1. Congratulations on the new blog, Bob! I tried to leave a comment on your post, but could not for the life of me figure out how. Sorry!

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  28. Thank you so much, Michelle. I was just hearing a radio story yesterday about the feeling of togetherness that people have when viewing a total eclipse together. Thank you for sharing the Peace Padlet and for hosting all of us today. At The Poem Farm, I share my latest SPARK 34 collaboration with artist Jonathan Ottke -
    http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2017/09/spark-34-seek-out-challengewith-deadline.html Peace to you and yours. x, a.

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  29. I have a third Bike Ride Blessing poem--a counting out rhyme. http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2017/09/poetry-friday-bike-ride-blessing-30.html

    My Five For Friday is inspired by being out in the country away from light pollution. There is peace in the constancy of the stars.

    Darkness

    Milky
    Way
    flows
    on.

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  30. Thanks for hosting, Michelle.

    I have guests on A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt. Tim McCanna and his son Nate are collaborating with a poem and art. Their collaboration highlights their shared love for Dungeons & Dragons.
    http://wp.me/p22d5X-1XJ

    My Five for Friday

    It's Basic Math
    loving acceptance = tranquil coexistence

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    1. Alas, there are way too many people in this world that need remedial tutoring. :(

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  31. Yay! I won a book. Thanks to Pomelo Books, Sylvia and Janet and you, Michelle. I bring a haiku this week and an excerpt of the abecedarian you featured.

    https://friendlyfairytales.com/2017/09/15/wildflower-blue/

    Thanks for highlighting the day of peace, Michelle, and for hosting. Hmm, five words on peace.... To me, war brings starvation, homelessness and poverty to a country's people. Peace is the opposite. Peace is the when things go well:

    Fields planted, crops ripened, harvest.

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  32. Thank you for hosting and for sharing the day of peace. I'm looking forward to contributing and changing our focus for at least one day to peace. Here are my Five for Friday:
    Pray
    everywhere always--
    create eternity.

    I took up the abecedarian challenge for today's post with a Taste of Fall: http://kaymcgriff.edublogs.org/2017/09/15/poetry-friday-a-taste-of-fall/
    I'm headed over to the padlet once I leave here. Then back to read and enjoy more poetry!

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    1. I love your hopeful approach to the Five for Friday, Kay.

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  33. Thanks for hosting! I posted Evening by H.D. at my blog, Bildungsroman: https://slayground.livejournal.com/858276.html

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  34. Michelle, thanks so much for hosting the roundup this week. I hope I can come up with something about paece for next week.

    At Wild Rose Reader, I have a memoir poem about my maternal grandfather titled SUMMER RITUAL.
    http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2017/09/summer-ritual-poem-about-my-maternal.html

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  35. Thanks for hosting, Michelle, with so much goodness in your post today. It took me a while to read all the beautiful words of peace. It's a beautiful intro to the 21st! My words for you:
    "Beginnings"
    Peace starts
    with a smile
    My post today celebrates Amy L-V's new book: Read! Read! Read! http://www.teacherdance.org/2017/09/poetry-friday-this-time.html

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    1. Love your Five for Friday, Linda. You're so right—change starts small.

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  36. Thanks for hosting, Michelle! I'll come back after school to take in all that you have shared, but here's my contribution for PF, a poem by Mary Oliver, which my cat reminded me of today :):
    https://ateachinglifedotcom.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/poetry-friday-morning-by-mary-oliver/

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  37. I'm back! Getting my car serviced this morning, and I live in the South, so I have already had multiple conversations with folks I don't know. (One exchange including cell phone pictures, even.) That's how we roll around here. So here are my five words today:

    -- a total stranger's warm smile --

    Thanks, Michelle, & all, for a heart-warming warm-up over here!

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    1. Smiling is such an easy thing to do, and it makes such a difference!

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  38. I'm so laaaaaate today! My post is a work in progress but I hope to be done by 3:30! https://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com

    My 5 words for peace are on their way too...

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  39. Thanks, Michelle! I'm in poetry love with Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's Read! Read! Read! https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/in-poetry-love-with-readreadread-on-poetryfriday/ -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/

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  40. Love your ditties, Michelle. No post for me, but I'll give you Floridians five words.

    kindness surges
    with the storm

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  41. Sorry to be late. It's been a week. First full five days of school.
    https://deowriter.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/poetry-friday-fibonacci-friday/

    waves splash droplets of peace

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  42. Late to the game because what Jone said.

    BE STILL

    discord
    greed PEACE grief
    discontent

    A concrete-ish version can be found at http://rebekahhoeft.blogspot.com/2017/09/five-for-friday-ala-todays-little-ditty.html

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  43. Dilly of a week, and I don't even have weather to blame!
    Finally my "Five for Friday":

    PEACE Acrostic

    Palpable
    Enduring
    Abiding
    Created
    Eternal

    Also got my Abecedenarian post on the Padlet today!

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    1. Thanks for coming through with a Five for Friday despite your dilly of a week, Donna! Love the acrostic format. :)

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  44. Late to the party, as usual, but here are my 5 for Tuesday:
    Actually understood a German word. (on the bus this morning!)
    Sending peaceful vibes to every corner of the world. I am thankful to you and your corner of the blog-verse, Michelle. =)

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  45. A perfectly peaceful prelude to tomorrow's day of peace, Michelle.
    Nurture the heart, peace within

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