Thursday, September 1, 2016

Poetry Friday

My friend, Julie, challenged me to a six-word story. I started with September.

It was fun thinking up more. I may keep these a while...and see if I can knit them together into something.

Thanks to Penny Parker Klostermann, poet and author of There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight for hosting this week's Poetry Friday fun.

A Year in Six Words

September planted student rows, June’s hopeful harvest.
October pumpkins glow, orange Halloween smiles.
November leaves applaud bringing down the house.
December's spoon swirls spices, secrets and snow.
January, A bed made with hospital corners.
February makes lacy homemade valentines… mine?
March: A lion dressed in lamb's clothing.
April a peek-a-boo between rain clouds and sunshine.
More Poetry Friday fun at Penny Parker Klostermann's blog
May’s a picnic basket full of birdsong.
June’s moon a wedding bell in tune.
July’s stratospheric sparklers red, white and blue.
August a ripe moon, gold and sweet.

(c) Linda Mitchell


  1. Hi Linda. I like your year. I noticed December has five words. Is one hiding under the tree? LOL

  2. Ooh, I especially like the September one. June's hopeful harvest seems a long way off, but teaching is nothing if not sowing hope for the future. Happy school year!

  3. What fun. Here are my six words about my fave.
    I love the s's in December.

  4. Moving through the year in six words, wow! You've shown some important parts! I like "planted student rows"!

  5. Oh, SUCH a fun exercise! I love "planted student rows"

  6. Lovely poem! I especially like cold January (a bed made with hospital corners)- so severe, and warm May (a picnic basket full of birdsong)- so relaxed and sweet. Thanks for posting this!

  7. So much fun! Love April's "peek-a-boo between clouds and sunshine". =)

  8. That's a fun challenge--I think May's picnic basket full of birdsong is my favorite.

  9. Lovelovelove September's row's and the hope for a great June harvest!

  10. What a great exercise for discovering the essence of what certain words mean to us. December is my favorite. Thanks, Linda— will definitely try it out!

  11. Sounds like a fun project, Linda. Have fun knitting your words together!


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