Thursday, March 30, 2017

#wonderbreak April is Poetry Month


Friday, April 7, 2017 

A week and a day of new poems. Wow! I have been worried about keeping up. Week one is done. Now, I'll try for week two. Scroll down to check out any new poems since 3/31. No pressure to read them all. 

Please DO visit lovely and talented Irene Latham who is hosting this Poetry Friday Round-Up at Live Your Poem.
(c) Linda Mitchell



Thursday, April 6th. This kinda feels like cheating....write a haiku for a giveaway....poets can do that in their sleep!

#wonderbreak




April 5th (These are the jokes, folks)


April 4th
(c) Linda Mitchell 



April 3rd


April 2nd 



April 1st


March 31 NPM Eve
Photo Credit: Cynthia Lord --from a recent facebook post


I'm joining Laura Purdie Salas for Poetry Month fun with
#wonderbreak.


If you want to know the ins and outs of National Poetry Month, check out The American Academy of Poets.

#npm17
@POETSorg


The goal? One poem each day .... inspired by a daily wonder. I've got the start above....but have no idea what it will look like when I'm done.

Take a peek at this week's Poetry Friday Roundup with Amy VanDerwater at The Poem Farm




26 comments:

  1. Fun poem, Linda!

    With these wagging, waving yellow hats everywhere, we can't help but love how wonderful it is to have them in yards and grocery store bloom counters. Today a saw a little girl at our Trader Joe's zooming down the aisle with her daffodil bouquet. Her Dad asked her to stop and she said,
    "But it's a PARADE!"

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  2. Love your happy, laughy daffs! I always like daffodil poems. I shared a Wordsworth one here: https://wordpress.com/post/friendlyfairytales.com/3549 Happy Poetry Friday!! And thanks for your visits to my posts. Your words never fail to buoy my spirits and make me smile.

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  3. Linda, I love your sweet poem! I'm still waiting to hear a hi from daffodils here in upstate NY. Good news is our BIG snow is melting! Poetry is born from noticing the ordinary- truly a gift. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Who can resist the bright yellow cheeriness of a laughy daffy!

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  5. That's the daffodil's job don't y'know! Such a happy-making flower. :)

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  6. Those 'happy-laughy' daffodils are giggling all around here, too, Linda. Your poem made me smile.

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  7. You know, I never realized it before...but all daffodils really DO shout "Hi!" at us. After winter's endless white and then the mud of early spring, a yellow shot is most welcome, as is your delight of a poem. Thank you! Happy wonder-finding. xx

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  8. Daffodils are friendly! Your poem really brings out their personality. I'm glad you're joining Laura's wonder poem project. I am too, except my "wonder" is focusing on gratitude.

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  9. Love that happy, laughy daffodil and am glad you slowed down to capture it with your poem.

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  10. Daffodils ARE a wonder, Linda! I love the friendliness of your poem and these sweet spring flowers. =)

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  11. You've made a brilliant start! It's always fun to see how these challenges stretch and surprise one. Have a fabulous April full of #wonderbreak(s). (I'll be lurking on twitter to see how you do :)

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  12. We have had some dreary days lately so these daffodils bring a bright spot today! Have a "happy, laughy Daffodil" kind of day!

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  13. "A happy laughy Daffodil"-so fun! I can't wait for more of your wonder inspired poems, Linda!

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  14. Linda, your daffodil is a small wonder that shouts out springtime. Please save this one for my soon-to-be announced spring gallery.

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  15. A friend gave me a pot of miniature daffodils a few springs ago. After their time on my kitchen table, I put them in the front flower bed. This year, 11 little smiling, giggling daffodilettes have lightened my spirits on a daily basis!

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  16. Your geode poem (Northern Lights -- yes! perfect comparison) and the hidden owl caught my eye today. Wonderful work on these poems, Linda.

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  17. I love that Northern Lights poem! Congratulations on sticking with your goal.

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  18. I particularly love your Northern Lights poem - I've been fortunate enough to see them once, years ago in Alaska, and it truly is one of nature's most poetic features!

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  19. How 'bout that, indeed?! Wow, I am loving your poems this month, Linda... and the Northern Lights inside a geode... gorgeous! xo

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  20. These are all wonderful. My favorite is your Northern Lights poem. It is gorgeous!

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  21. Love your Apr 3 Virginia Bluebells ... a wonderful palindrome!

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  22. I love your poems - and images to go with. I cannot think which I love best, though. I can definitely relate to the purplest. And I *love* that owl photo! Where does the owl finish and the bark begin??? And found punctuation is also pretty neat -great poetry (and pic) capture. Keep up the wonderful words!

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  23. What impresses me, Linda, is not just that you're writing everyday, but that you find the time to give each piece a careful and thoughtful presentation.

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  24. What a lovely collection of fun. They show you have a beautiful heart, an artistic eye and a clever tongue.

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  25. Your photo/poem combos are marvelous. Seems like there should be a collection of the best...perhaps a book?!?!

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  26. Congrats on keeping up with your wonderful poem-writing goal. I like all of these, but I think my favorite is Virginia Bluebells.

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