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Sunday, April 10, 2016

2016 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem

Welcome to Day 10 of the 2016 Progressive Poem.  Each year Irene Latham of Live Your Poem, invites poets to her own poetry festivities to help develop and build a progressive poem for National Poetry Month.  Each of 30 different poets supplies a line on their assigned day to cumulatively create the poem.

Now it's my turn.  Game face on! I'm not a poet and I know it.... but... I'm always up for a challenge. Just a bit of information about me... I love nature but rural nature.  I live it every day and you can hear it in each beat of my heart.  

Here's the poem so far: The last line is my humble offering.

A squall of hawk wings stirs the sky
A hummingbird holds and then hies
If I could fly, I’d choose to be
Sailing through a forest of poet-trees
A cast of crabs engraves the sand
Delighting a child’s outstretched hand
If I could breathe under the sea
I’d dive, I’d dip, I’d dance with glee
A clump of crocuses crave the sun.
A clump of crocuses crave the sun.
Kites soar while joyful dogs run

Keep up with the poem and watch it grow at the websites below.  One line each day of April.  If you want to see the poems from pass years vist Irene's blog at www.irenelatham.blogspot.com

2 Joy at Joy Acey
3 Doraine at Dori Reads
4 Diane at Random Noodling
5 Penny at A Penny and Her Jots
6 Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink
8 Janet F. at Live Your Poem
9 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
10 Pat at Writer on a Horse
11 Buffy at Buffy's Blog
12 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
13 Linda at TeacherDance
14 Jone at Deo Writer
16 Violet at Violet Nesdoly
17 Kim at Flukeprints
18 Irene at Live Your Poem
19 Charles at Poetry Time
21 Jan at Bookseedstudio
23 Ramona at Pleasures from the Page
24 Amy at The Poem Farm
25 Mark at Jackett Writes
26 Renee at No Water River
27 Mary Lee at Poetrepository
29 Sheila at Sheila Renfro
30 Donna at Mainely Write


Irene Latham said...

Dogs and kites! Of course this is what would find its way into your line. :) Thank you, Pat. I can see it! xo

Sheila Renfro said...

Very good Pat and it does go with the rest. I love how you found pictures to go with it.

Penny Parker Klostermann said...

I love the element of fun you've added. Very nice, Pat!

Margaret Simon said...

I worried that my wilted crocuses would bring us down, but you've added a happy note of running fun.

Buffy Silverman said...

Hooray for dogs and kites!

skanny17 said...

I love the feeling of days for kites and joyful dogs! A poem for kids to feel a part of. Nice line! Janet Clare aka Janet F.

Linda B said...

A special life memory is flying kites on the beach, and now you've put it, and dogs into the poem. How wonderful!

Patricia Weaver said...

thank y'all for the kind words... stressed so much over those few words. If you feel a strong wind from North Alabama way... it was me releasing all that air I've been holding... afraid I took the poem in the wrong direction. I think I like later in the month so I can follow... ooops I was late last year and I turned the tide then too... just a rebel

Carol Varsalona said...

Nice meeting you, Pat. Even the dogs wanted to get in on the shoreline fun. There is enough joy for everyone here in your line.

Robyn Hood Black said...

A day to play - with dogs and kites, I'm feeling sunshine. Thanks for playing along, Pat!

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Joy! Only dogs and kites can bring such joy!

And this line...lovely -

"I live it every day and you can hear it in each beat of my heart."

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Hello, Pat--

Lagging behind the Progressive poem but glad to feel the energy that will boost up those crocuses!