Sunday, April 23, 2017

Celebrating #wonderbreak Week 4

I can see the finish line! Just two more days of new poems and I will have met my goal. Woooo Hooo! 

Head on over to Teaching Authors for this week's Poetry Friday Round-Up.

Ten Self-Doubts During National Poetry Month:
1. I can't do this
2. This poem is stupid
3. My public posts look needy...silly and/or self-conceited
4. OMG! I don't have a poem for tomorrow!
5. I should really stick to my day job. I'm terrible at this
6. So what if I miss a day? Nobody's gonna care
7. What if Rhymezone can't save this one?
8. I love my thesaurus so much I could marry it!
9. I'm tired.....can't be creative when I'm tired
10. Why am I doing this again?

But guess what Self-Doubt? You didn't win! I have beat you.

Sunday, April 30th....the big ta-DA! If you can find it (tee hee). A Poem of Address after Irene Latham's invitation on Michelle H. Barn's Today's Little Ditty interview in 2014.

Saturday, April 29

Friday, April 28 Laura Purdie Salas' 15 Words or Less weekly challenge

Thursday, April 27 Michelle Barns & Kwame Alexander challenged us to a Clerihew at Today's Little Ditty back in 2015.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This golden shovel poem was inspired by the photo paired with it. The child in the photo is Randi and she attends school with the generous sponsorship of folks who have never met her but care about a little girl in Uganda going to school. If you'd like to see more photos of Randi you can at this link:

I almost got through National Poetry Month without a limerick? Yikes!

A Letter Poem. Another inspiration from Michelle Barns' poetry blog, Today's Little Ditty.
Photo credit: Ibrahim Najjar." Ibrahim Najjar - Sand River - Mara Kenya July 2015. N.p., July 2015. Web

Another Reverso after the form invented by Marilyn Singer that she calls, Reverso.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

#wonderbreak week 3

Wow! I made it through week three of National Poetry Month. I'm starting to feel like that little engine. I notice that because I am sharing poems on social media with people I know and don't know that I tend to censor myself a bit. This week I attempted to be a bit more real at least a couple of times.

Thank you commenters. I've read every comment and they grow my confidence. The Poetry Friday community has been so very kind. 

Head on over to the exceptionally multi-talented Tabatha Yeatts', The Opposite of Indifference, for this week's Poetry Friday round-up.

Friday, April 21 2017. Inspired by Laura Purdie Salas' 15 Words or Less Challenge

Thursday, April 20, 2017A tanka inspired by Margarita Engle's visit to Today's Little Ditty with Michelle Barns.
Account, UNESCOVerified. "UNESCO (@UNESCO)." Twitter. Twitter, 13 Apr. 2017. Web. 19 Apr. 2017.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Cequina, Japoi. "Faces of the World." National Geographic. My Shot, 18 Apr. 2017. Web. 18 Apr. 2017.

A Deeper Wisdom poem inspired by Joyce Sidman's visit to Today's Little Ditty with Michelle Barns.
The Sower." Van Gogh Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Apr. 2017. 

April 17, 2017. A Xeno inspired by J. Patrick Lewis' visit to Today's Little Ditty with Michelle Barns.

April 16, 2017
(c)Linda Mitchell

April 15, 2017 Inspired by Jone McCullough's  NaPoWriMo Poetry Friday offering of 4/14

April 14, 2017 The translation of Ontario is literally beautiful water.
(c) Linda Mitchell

Saturday, April 8, 2017

#Wonderbreak Week2

Wow! I made it through WEEK TWO of National Poetry Month with #wonderbreak inspiration from Laura Purdie Salas. I'm doing a little snoopy dance over this because I'm on spring break with three teenagers mixing visits with friends and family and fun things for them to do. We fill our days!

Find the Poetry Friday Round-up with Dori Reads and have some fun. I apologize to poets that I read each week....spring break driving will slow me down. But, I'll visit at some point between now and next Friday.

April 13, 2017 Corning Glass Museum in New York State is worth a trip.
(c) Linda Mitchell

April 12, 2017 -- on the road -- kinda tough to get a poem complete. Haiku will do!

April 11, 2017
(c) Linda Mitchell

April 10, 2017

April 9, 2017
Vagianos, Alanna, and Damon Dahlen. "60 Stunning Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The Globe." The Huffington Post., 11 Mar. 2017. Web. 09 Apr. 2017.

Saturday, April 8th
(c) Linda Mitchell
Free Photo: Rain, Raindrops, City, Weather - Free Image on
Pixabay - 2179933. Pixabay, 28 Mar. 2017. Web. 06 Apr.