We've arrived at the last Friday of the first month....how are those resolutions holding up? My relationship with "at ease" is growing. This week, DeoWriter hosts the Poetry-Friday Round Up. Thank you, Jone!
I enjoyed a week of writing prompts from Ethical ELA with guest, Stacey Joy (@Joyteamstars). The week of writing from these exercises is intense. It's a little hard for me to keep up. In fact, on Day 5 I fell asleep drafting my poem and woke up dazed in the early hours in a downstairs chair. Ha!
Nevertheless, I'm amazed at the poems teacher-writers are able to produce quickly. Stacey Joy's prompts helped me connect with memories and write in new ways.
Day 5 Challenge was 'Call of Words'
Word List gathered from, Telling My Father, by James Crews, a poem featured on The Slowdown on the day of the challenge.
Linda's Poem (still untitled)
I found a poem
early this morning
at the kitchen table.
It was stirring in sugar
watching through the window
at crows perched on power lines
squabbling over night news
from opposite sides of the street.
The written page was eyeliner streaked
after a long night.
Quietly, I grabbed orange juice
from the fridge. Stepped through
the storm door
onto the porch
to write us
(c) Linda Mitchell
|Patch of sunlight taken by Linda|