Monday, April 5, 2021

picture + form = Happy Birthday Colleen!

 (i)* National Poetry Month 2021

To celebrate I am sharing a picture + poetic form - everyday in April.

Today is a special Birthday edition for my Colleen

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April: Who Am I?

4 April: Cone-y Island Dog

5 April 2021 picture + form: Happy Birthday, Colleen!

picture: Screenshot by Colleen of family Zoom Call - Switzerland and San Diego 

poetic form: Golden Shovel

  • take a line from a poem or quote you admire
  • use the words as the end words in the lines of your poem
  • keep the end words in order
  • give credit to whomever wrote or said original line


  1. everything about this—even the snores.

    1. Aw, thanks, Liz. The snores aren't always appreciated...if you know what I mean. ;)

  2. Happy birthday, Colleen! (Looks like she has a sweet dog!)

    1. Thanks, Tabatha! Yes, her pup, Loki is the SWEETEST fella. Even Smidgey likes him, which is saying a LOT! ;)

  3. Replies
    1. I miss my Colleen...but at least we have Zoom (if dad can stay awake!;)

  4. Ah, a lovely family and thank goodness Zoom was around for the pandemic. A wonderful golden shovel full of love and reality including snores. I am sure it depends on the time difference sometimes, right? Curious where your striking line came from. When do you think you will see her in person again?
    Janet Clare F.

    1. Oh I do see it now! A.A. Milne. I know it seemed so familiar.

    2. Thanks, Janet Clare! Thank goodness for zoom. And, yes, the strike line is from AA Milne - one of Colleen's favorite quotes.