Happy Poetry Friday. I hope you are enjoying this month of poetry celebration as much as I am.
Some Aprils I challenge myself to a daily project to keep up with as a poet. This year, I'm flitting around the projects of other poets as a reader.
One of those poets is Tabatha who is hosting our Poetry Friday round-up this week at The Opposite of Indifference. She is learning languages and challenges poets to write a poem in two languages. Wow, right?
Here is a poem in two languages inspired by visits to Michelle Barns' Today's Little Ditty who's April Poetry project is Filling the Well.
Mary Lee Hahn is keeping a beautiful #haikudiary at A Year of Reading. I try to keep up.
writing before dawn
using up night's costly ink
(c) Linda Mitchell
Laura Purdie Salas is writing equation poems. Every time I see one, I want to write one too...or, is that two?
“Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection, 1906-1910.” Slideshow | NASM.XXXX.0549_ref9 , National Air and Space Museum, 2021, edan.si.edu/slideshow/viewer/?eadrefid=NASM.XXXX.0549_ref9. Equation Poem -Linda Mitchell
|“Carl H. Claudy Photography Collection, 1906-1910.” Slideshow | NASM.XXXX.0549_ref9 , National Air and Space Museum, 2021, edan.si.edu/slideshow/viewer/?eadrefid=NASM.XXXX.0549_ref9. Equation Poem -Linda Mitchell|
And, Hamish has new friends this week over on his padlet. After reading Jone McCullough's interview with Alan Wolf about his new book, The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep, (2020. Penguin Random House) about the Donner Party, I had to find out more about oxen that were in the party. They have some hindsight advice, in the tone of Gwendolyn Brooks, for humans of 1846.
Tell me how your NPM is going!