For the past 19 days the progressive poem has pirouetted, sambaed, jitterbugged, swung, and soared around the blogosphere. Line-by-line the poets before me danced their way to dizzying heights, and then safely brought this creation to earth. But yesterday Irene Latham, mastermind of the progressive poem, posed a problem with her line: And if you […]
Month: April 2013
Lives of billiard balls, dinosaurs, bugs, and bread
There’s a new poetry challenge up on David Harrison’s blog, from Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis. The game is to write a parody of the seventh quatrain of Longfellow’s “A Psalm of Life:” Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the […]
Happy National Haiku Poetry Day!
Did you know that today was Haiku Day? I did not, until I read a facebook post with a link to Robyn Hood Black’s bog, about 5 minutes ago. I have not written much haiku–I think most of my poetry ideas are too long and convoluted for that form–but I always admire these succinct moments. […]
Happy Poetry Month, with a side of diamantes?
I’m amazed by the creativity coursing over the blogosphere. It makes me feel a bit of a slacker, as I’m not adding much to the April poetry celebration. I suppose my novice blogger status justifies my lack of original contributions…maybe next year I’ll commit to something creative for the month. Today I’m in Manistee, Michigan […]