Friday, February 17, 2017

Just You Wait: Powerpack Poem 7 - GYMNASTICS + Poetry Friday

I'm still writing poetry inspired by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong's  book, You Just Wait - A Poetry Friday Power Book. Today I am sharing the poem I wrote for the Powerpack 7 prompt, Look At Me (acrostic poem): Now try writing in the form of an acrostic poem. Here, the first letter of each line spells a key word (e.g., basketball). For an extra challenge, you might see if the first WORD in each line can also build a sentence (e.g., Be a success, kid: engage the brain, act like lightning).
I tried the extra challenge with my poem on GYMNASTICS:                             
 
Powerpack Poem 1 is here.
Powerpack Poem 2 is here.
Powerpack Poem 3 is here.
Powerpack Poem 4 is here.
Powerpack Poem 5 is here.
Powerpack Poem 6 is here.

Join the Poetry Friday celebration at Check It Out.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

French Fries with a Side of Oh My

Today's poem was inspired by the Ditty of the Month Challenge at Today's Little Ditty. This month Michelle hosted Jeannine Atkins who challenged us to write a poem that uses personified feeling. For more details, click HERE.
Happy Valentine's Day! 💕

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Ode To Super Bowl

I'm 2 days late and many dollars short for Super Bowl LI, but I'm here now. I personally don't feel like the best team won, but that's just my opinion...





















Bold Prediction: Packers will win Super Bowl LII!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Parrots In the Tree + More Postcards

Nothing political today, just a flock of squawking animals...maybe it is political. Just kidding.
Today I am sharing a photo taken on my sister's street in Orange, California where a flock of parrots resides. Wild parrots in the O.C.  Click here to read an article about it.





















And I received two lovely postcards this week, too! One from Donna at Mainly Write and one from Jone at Check It Out! I love poetry postcards! *swoon*













Poetry Friday fun will be hosted by Penny at  A Penny and Her Jots

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How Can I Help?

With each news story, I ask myself, "How can I help?" Here's a list of things I am doing to help... Hope it helps you as well.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Poetry + Protests + Postcards

As many of you can relate, recent days, weeks, months have put me in a morose mood (understatement). Last Friday, I could not and would not engage in any way with the In*UGH*uration. Instead I went to the library and was lucky enough to find this gem of a book:

Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice 
Edited by Gail Bush and Randy Meyer
2013 Norwood House Press, Chicago

Inside this book is a treasure trove of important poems. Flipping through the pages I found a poem by Langston Hughes that I thought was particularly poignant after the speech given at the In*UGH*uration:


Misery
by Langston Hughes

Misery is when you heard
on the radio that the neighborhood
you live in is a slum but
you always thought it was home.

On January 21st I participated in the Women's March, Tucson. It was an amazing experience to feel the solidarity.

And for the last month, my mailbox has been very happy as I have received several New Year Poetry Postcards. Thank you to Jone Rush MacCulloch for organizing the Exchange!

From Brenda Davis Harsham I received a delightful Penguin Play poem complete with artwork by her daughter Anna!
  









From Diane Mayr I received a Happy New Year greeting in Japanese: Akemashite Omedetou Gozaimasu! with an expertly crafted haiku:












From Linda Mitchell I receive two lovely butterfly postcard poems - my heart took flight!







And from Jan Godown Annino I received a "sign" about books postcard poem!









So much goodness. My heart is full, but not too full to enjoy this week's Poetry Friday roundup hosted by Carol Varsalona at Beyond LiteracyLink.