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At the beginning of this month, Buffy Silverman challenged us to write a poem using combined or invented words. She offered up a recipe that involved combining nouns and verbs to create new adjectives, as she did in On a Snow Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring.
With nature as our test kitchen, how could we go wrong?
We added our ingredients one by one, mixing and stirring . . .
|"The cook" by Harry Whittier Frees
whipping up our words until they held their own . . .
|"Barker was Busy in the Kitchen" by Harry Whittier Frees
the perfect amount of sweetness in each and every bite-sized poem.
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No doubt you will find something to your taste.
|"A hungry bunch" by Harry Whittier Frees
Many thanks to everyone who participated, and especially to Buffy for cooking up such a satisfying challenge!
Scroll through the poems below, or for best viewing, CLICK HERE.
If so, you have one more day (until Saturday, February 29th) to write a poem using combined or invented words. Post your poem on our February 2020 padlet and I will add it to the wrap-up presentation.
Participants in this month's challenge will automatically be entered to win a signed copy of On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring by Buffy Silverman (Millbrook Press, 2020). One entry per participant, not per poem.
Alternatively, you may enter the giveaway by commenting below or sending an email to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject "snow-melting giveaway." Comments and emails must be received by Tuesday, March 3rd. If you contribute a poem and comment below, you will receive two entries in total. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced next Friday, March 6th, when we reveal our next Spotlight ON interview and DMC challenge!
this week's Poetry Friday roundup.