Thanks to Robyn Hood Black, Children's Author, Poet and Artist and her blog, Life on the Deckle Edge, we can all enjoy this week's round-up of Poetry Friday contributions.
One celebration is a Progressive Poem that has been growing line by line each day of April. This annual project was created six years ago by author/poet Irene Latham at her blog, Live Your Poem.
I've summoned courage to jump in with a line on lucky April 13. Yikes!
Before authors began this year's poem, Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe interviewed Irene and, Elizabeth Steinglass who kicked off our 2018 with a first line. If you aren't familiar with the Progressive Poem Project it's worth a few minutes with Heidi's interview to see this year's challenge and twist.
Heidi asked us to record our thoughts about line one to reflect on later. My thoughts about this year's first line are in the bottom right corner of my journal page in blue.
Here is the poem thus far with my line for day 13. Enjoy clicking on each line to find the author's thoughts on their contribution. I am just tickled to share this story poem with other poets who I truly admire and even fan girl over....without further ado....the poem.
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14. Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe
15. Donna at Mainely Write
16. Sarah at Sarah Grace Tuttle
17. Ruth at There Is No Such Thing as a God Forsaken Town
18. Christie at Wondering and Wandering
19. Michelle at Michelle Kogan
20. Linda at Write Time
21. Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge
22. Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
23. Amy at The Poem Farm
24. Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
25. Keisha at Whispers on the Ridge
26. Renee at No Water River
27. Buffy at Buffy's Blog
28. Kat at Kat's Whiskers
29. April at Teaching Authors
30. Doraine at Dori Reads