NaPoWriMo Twenty-first Post

Posted by on 22 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: NaPoWriMo, poetry, Poetry Month

Do Your Best
on every test
whether written
or observed
the mantra is
for pupils who live
in uncertain times

PROOF! politicians cry
but do not comply
with their own demands

RIGOR! they scream
in ways more extreme
as they issue commands

JUDGE! and they make
excuses for eating their cake
while the children cry

from hunger
from fear
for love of learning
is the most important part
of an education
and this
is the missing content

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NaPoWriMo Twentieth Post

Posted by on 22 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: NaPoWriMo, poetry, Poetry Month

What is anger?

great sorrow
anxiety rising
up from misfortune
we simply add
our own terror
to the malaise
of the masses

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NaPoWriMo Nineteenth Post

Posted by on 22 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: NaPoWriMo, poetry, Poetry Month

A migraine crept into my head
In the nighttime while I slept
I woke too soon then slept too late
too late I woke and found the cause
the weather changed twixt night and day
the pressure changed the skies were dark
the rain held off — but clouds hung low
and all the day
they lingered

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NaPoWriMo Eighteenth Post

Posted by on 21 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: NaPoWriMo, poetry, Poetry Month

On Tuesday the rain
the smoke drifting
from the chimneys
and the trucks
the damp seeping
from the mosses
and the ferns
the wet weeping
from the cedars
and the firs
the flowers growing
from the lawns
and the fields

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NaPoWriMo Seventeenth Post

Posted by on 21 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: NaPoWriMo, poetry, Poetry Month

Monday mornings
I wake early
and gladly move
toward new challenges

Monday mornings
when the rain pounds
I struggle to rise
and finally shine

Monday mornings
the sun rises with me
and we race
into the week’s work.

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NaPoWriMo Sixteenth Post

Posted by on 21 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: NaPoWriMo, poetry, Poetry Month

The weekend passes quickly
And the week,
both expected and anticipated,
passes slowly
until
the deadline is here.

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NaPoWriMo Fifteenth Post

Posted by on 15 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: NaPoWriMo, poetry, Poetry Month

halfway ‘twixt here
and there
a sunny day
a quiet moment
a glance
a sigh
we linger
as long as we can
we chase a dream
move ahead
and hope
for sunshine tomorrow
also

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NaPoWriMo Fourteenth Post

Posted by on 15 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: NaPoWriMo, poetry, Poetry Month

yesterday, a duck
mallard from the looks of her
finding refuge here

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[posted a day late — Unfortunately I don’t have a pic of the duck who landed in our back yard Thursday. I was too busy watching her!]

NaPoWriMo Thirteenth Post

Posted by on 13 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: NaPoWriMo, poetry, Poetry Month

Half-birthday greeting
early wake-up call today
tomorrow the same

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It’s Wally’s year and a half birthday… adolescent dogs, like adolescent boys, are all legs/feet/stomachs and wanting more attention than they get. And, like adolescents of all types, haven’t yet learned the socially appropriate ways to get attention!

NaPoWriMo Twelfth Post

Posted by on 13 Apr 2017 | Tagged as: 3rd grade, NaPoWriMo, poetry, Poetry Month

Some evenings, the rain
pounding on the weary roof
welcome, vernal day!

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And by way of explanation, we are studying poetry in third grade this month, and haiku today and tomorrow. [post actually being published on 4/13]

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