Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Progressive Poem Day 6


I'm glad you made it. Molly had to step out of the classroom for a moment and I'm minding the store until she gets back. How's that for some seriously and badly mixed metaphors?

Here's what we have so far...some rather back and forth between going or not going...I'm adding my vote for going on the adventure! Always choose adventure. 

My Line for 4/6 comes from Mr. Willy Wonka himself straight out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roal Dahl. 

"Come with me, and you'll be in a land of pure imagination" 

OK, Kim Johnson, your turn!

Want to follow along on the journey? This list shows where the poem has been and where it’s headed:

1 April 1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Linda at A Word Edgewise
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing


  1. Good Morning, Linda. So glad you stepped in for Molly and hope she will be back before too long! There is always next year. I love your line and am eagerly seeing where we head before my day! I enjoy this poem creation so. I have been away for a bit so I am eager to catch up with my poetry month and Poetry Friday friends! Janet Clare F.

  2. Yeah! A line I could sing! I'm coming! -- Christie @

  3. Thanks for taking over for Mary Lee and continuing our magical adventure.

  4. Hooray for the adventure.. and bringing a song and imagination.

  5. Yah, here he go into, the open world! Wonderful, Linda!

  6. Yay!!! I can hear the music in this line, and it fills you with desire and tingles–Perfect Linda, Let's dive in…

  7. I have a line to add today but not sure how to add it - it’s from Maybe by Kobe Yamada -

    Wherever you go, take your hopes,
    pack your dreams, and never forget - it is on journeys that discoveries are made.

  8. I love this puddle wonderful world in a land of pure imagination. Let the adventure begin!

  9. I remember those beautiful words from a song in the 1971 movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" based on Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." Is it in the book too or are you quoting from the movie? I want to cite it correctly on Wednesday when it's my turn.

    1. I am not sure...I looked up the line on Goodreads as I couldn't remember. Either way, I think it's OK.

    2. It's definitely okay! It's a great line for that spot and not the only movie lyric line in the poem. I took a look in the book and don't see it, so I'll cite it as from the movie.

  10. A little WONKiness is always welcome. Thanks, Linda!


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