What's New in '22?

Here at wee words for wee ones I am happy to share some exciting new endeavors coming up in the New Year...

📚 the joy of punny notebooks/journals

🐾the poetic inner thoughts of an old Rat Terrier dog

📙and a new poetry anthology based on a FIB!

Wait, what?

📚 First things first, I am proud to share my line of wee word for wee ones notebooks

Combining my love of puns...

...with my dog:

Composition Notebooks

 
Gratitude Journal

Gratitude Journal for Kids








...with my food:

Fill-in Recipe Journal

 
Garden Planning Journal

Gratitude Journal for Kids
 
To Do List Journal

To Do List Journal
  
Positive Affirmations Journal

Graph Paper Notebook
  
Composition Notebooks

...with my love of writing and teaching:


Nature Poetry Prompts Journal

 
Poetry Journal for Kids (with poems!)

Poetry Journal for Kids (with poems!)
 
  Poetry Journal for Kids (with poems!)


...and with other randomness in my life:

Composition Notebooks

   

Composition Notebooks
 

...I have created a collection of notebooks and journals for YOUR life.

Conveniently all these notebooks are available via Amazon, so they can be in your (or your child's) hands lickity-split!  

Until my brand new notebook website (weewordsnotebooks.com) goes live in the coming weeks, you can check out all my notebooks at my Author Central page

Also, keep your EYES 👀 out for my once a month What's New Wednesday post where I will share my newest notebook creations. 

Two titles coming soon are:

Positive Food Journal
  
Positive Affirmations Journal
 

(I am also very excited about the EFL early reader books I have in the works...)

🐾Second things second, starting next Friday I will be sharing poems from my newly minted DOGSPEAK! series.

I have long been inspired by Irene Latham's brilliant ARTSPEAK! series and have decided to do something similar...

...tangentially.

While Irene has been in poetic conversation with images from the National Gallery of Art for the last several years, I will be in poetic conversation with images of...

...wait for it...

...SMIDGEY!

What is she thinking?

 

My youngest daughter moved back to the US this past summer and has been missing her sweet Smidgey ever since.

Being the mom that I am, I have been sending my daughter a Smidgey-picture-a-day for months.

Now I have A LOT of Smidgey pictures that poetically speak to me.

My ability to channel Smidgey has ramped up now that I am an empty-nester

I basically talk to my dog all day long...and she talks back

(Maybe I'm revealing too much?)

I hope you will join me every Friday to hear what my furry pal has to say.

📙Third things third, I will be curating and editing a new poetry anthology in the New Year!

Erm, actually the anthology will be published on 1.1.23 - a date that lends itself both to the title and the theme of the anthology:

Two Truths and a Fib Poetry Anthology

Without getting into too much detail (I will let you know all the nitty gritty information about deadlines, line lengths, payment info, etc. in the coming weeks) this poetry anthology will showcase a variety of poetic interpretations of the game "Two Truths and a Lie".

The unique twist to my Two Truths and a Fib Poetry Anthology is that the two poems that are TRUE can be in any form (with line length restrictions) and the one poem that is a FIB, has to be in the Fib poetry form.

Fib poetry, founded by Gregory Pincus, is a 6-line poem that follows the Fibonacci sequence for syllable count per line: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8.

Every submission has to be a three poem creation about a subject/person that is well known to a general, multi-age audience

Remember, a fib sounds like it could be true...

Make sense?

Does this get your creative juices flowing?

I have just the notebook for you to write down your ideas...just sayin'. 😜

🔔 And finally, today's poem is inspired by the Poetry Sisters challenge to write a poem featuring a BELL

Here's to RINGING in the New Year:

bell is 

a ringing word

a brass singing word

 

*ding* 

time for dinner

 

*ping* 

jackpot winner

 

*dong* 

time to worship and pray

 

*gong* 

time to call it a day

 

bells vibrate

eardrums gyrate

 

bells quiver

listeners shiver

 

bells are shiny,

weathered,

held,

and tethered

 

can a bell be unrung?

 

can their song be unsung?

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

 

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*cheers!*


 
 

13 comments:

Linda Mitchell said...

WOW! What fun and what a blast and wow! You've been working hard. I'm amazed at your productivity. My last kid went off to college and it was all I could do to keep up with Poetry Friday. I love the notebooks and the plans for a future anthology. Your effervescent spirit and humor are just what I and the world need right now. Thank you for making it more available. Wonderful 1-2-3 news!

Mary Lee said...

So. Much. Fun. Can't wait to come along on your journey! You are admirably far-sighted to make such good use of the fibby date of next year's new year!

Love your bell poem, too! Especially the middle, but for sure the questions at the end.

mbhmaine said...

Wow, Bridget! I'm so impressed and invigorated by your energy and enthusiasm. I think I'm just going to reread this post over and over again and try to absorb some of its vigor and vitality! You're a wonderful mentor of how to live life with zest and fun and puns! I'm so looking forward to your upcoming endeavors!

Linda B said...

Much love to you in your empty-nesting journey, Bridget. Wow! You have been busy! Thanks for so much inspiration. I am loving all the bell poems, and adore your clever use of the sound words. Wishing you a double-ringing in the new year!

laurasalas said...

Holy wow, Bridget! You are creating all over the dang place. I especially love the "grow a pear" gardening journal. Ha! Good luck on ALL your projects. I'm trying to figure out what I want to create in 2023--behind in my planning because December disappeared in travel and illness. You're so inspiring!

Carol Varsalona said...

Bridget, a big WOW to you for all the creativity with an amazing amount of projects in the making. Everything rings merry and bright in your post. I was just watching Kelly and Ryan show that always feature a truth and lie contest daily. Your anthology with that theme sound like a very exciting prospect. Happy New Year.

Linda said...

You are amazing! Congratulations on your many ventures! You've been busy! I look forward to hearing more about your next anthology!

Buffy Silverman said...

Wow--so glad your empty nest is filled with creativity! I'm going to tell Dakota (the hound currently snoozing at my feet) that he has to up his inspiration game and be more like Smidgey.

Carmela Martino said...

Wow, Bridget, you are incredibly creative! So many fun and interesting projects. I like your bell poem, too, especially the closing questions. Happy New Year!

Carol Labuzzetta said...

Wow, Bridget! You are so busy and creative! You make me want to jump up and work! I applaud you for putting your all your new creative ideas into tangible things/products that others can take advantage of! Love your word play in your bell poem too! Good luck with all of it! Happy New Year! Carol from the Apples in My Orchard

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Bridget, I admit to being slightly exhausted--as well as exhilarated--by all that's going on for you! Now that I know this is my last year in the classroom, I'm watching closely to see all the ways I can (ahem) monetize my skills and talents in the next period, and you have here a lil masterclass on parade. Your anthology idea is pleasingly complicated and I will NOT let the opportunity to submit pass me by like I did last time. Your bell poem really rocks. Or rings. Happy 2022!

Elisabeth said...

Wow! You've been busy! Best of luck with all the endeavors. I look forward to the Dogspeak posts.

Michelle Kogan said...

Wow-wee you've been busy… Such accomplishments, congrats Bridget!!! Looking forward to your new anthology, and your Bell poem really sings with wonderful rhythm. Good luck with all and Happy New Year!

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