Thursday, September 24, 2020

An Honest Fib

This week Poetry Friday is being hosted by Jone Rush MacCulloch


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate both National Math Storytelling Day and National Brave Day, both celebrated on September 25th, Jone has invited participants to consider poems about bravery and/or math to tell a story. 

Today I combined the two. 

My poem is an honest Fib, as in Fibonacci: 6-line, 20-syllable poem (1, 1,2,3, 5, 8) about a (now) act of bravery: Voting.

our

kids

need us 

to go vote

to make certain that

democracy remains intact

©2020, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

I've already cast my ballot from abroad.  

The Pima County Recorder emailed me back that

"my 2020 General Election ballot has been received and 

is being processed for tabulation." Yay!

Image by Jackie Ramirez from Pixabay


Thursday, September 17, 2020

Wee·silience Strategies

Today I am sharing a list of strategies to boost your wee·silience.

I define wee·silience as: 

small ways to improve your ability to deal with difficult situations* quickly

*understated way to describe the current state of the world:


 

 

 

 

 

 

What wee·silience strategies are you employing to help you get through the year, month, week, day, hour, minute? Share in the comments!

Here's my wee list:

 📘 read anything that gives you pleasure (approach the news with caution) - I am currently reading:

A wee-view is coming soon!


 

 

 

 

 

👀 seek out and appreciate wee things in life - a few of my favorites are: babies, animals, little people, little old people, kindness... Here's a local news story that combines some of these:

🌳 seek out and appreciate nature:

View of Lake Zug during my morning jog.






 

💃 exercise in whatever way gives you pleasure - Jogging not your thing, but you like to dance? I recommend this REALLY FUN channel by emkfit**, a fitness instructor out of Toronto:

**huge thanks to Colleen for the hot tip on this exercise regime.

🎵 listen to music - ever wonder what we listen to in our house? Here's a link to my Spotify playlist:

Smidgey Maureen Mom playlist 

...our musical tastes are ALL OVER the place (and the timeline). 

Can you guess which song Smidgey added to the playlist? 

(Her paw dexterity is extraordinary!)



 

 

 

 

 

😷 wear a mask! Nobody encourages this wee·silient (globally healthy!) behavior better than my posse pal, Paul Rudd:


🖊 write a poem or anything that strikes your fancy! Grocery lists can be a practice in wee·silience when written mindfully...just saying. 

Today I wrote a In One Word poem, a form introduced by April Wayland. Here's how I did it:

1) I thought of a word: resilience, because you know, anything to get us through our current reality.

2) I looked it up in Wordmaker (There are 189 words that can be made out of resilience!)
 
3) I chose the ones that resonated.

4) I wrote the following poem as prose--in one paragraph.
 
5) Then I broke the paragraph up into a poem. Each line ends with a word I chose from the generated list.
 
I dedicate this poem to my daughter, Colleen, who is a LONG way away from us, yet her wee·silience is inspiring:
 one 10-second embrace since
mid-March is the eerie
truth when leadership lies
resilience
helps us silence
our cries

©2020, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

 

Today's Poetry Friday host is Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme

Join the fun!


 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Wee-Jection

 Earlier this summer I share with you the Wee-Source: tinywords - a free international, daily magazine of haiku and micropoetry. 

I also shared that during the month of August they were accepting submissions for their 20th anniversary issue.

Well, once again, I took the plunge and submitted three tinyword poems. This was my fifth attempt since 2013 to crack this wee non-paying market. 

And for the 5th time, I was wee-jected

Am I sad? 

Nah. It comes with the territory. You win some (get acceptances), you lose some (get rejected).

Will I try again? 

You betcha! They can't get rid of the mighty wee Bridget Magee!

A wonderful side effect of my wee-jection is that this week YOU get a poetic wee-ward*! Actually 3!

Enjoy!







































*For fun I paired my poems with some public domain images I found on Pixaby.

This week's Poetry Friday roundup can be found at Beyond LiteracyLink where Carol is serving up a plethora of poetry goodness.