Blue Worm Moon: A poem song
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Friends, this week I decided to have a little fun with the full moon above! Did you know that the March full moon is often called the "worm moon?" That's right! It was first dubbed the worm moon by farmers in the 1930's, who believed that the first full moon in March meant that spring would begin. I certainly hope that's true! Since the earthworm is a symbol of spring, the name stuck.
We are in for a treat this month as the first full moon will be a worm moon, followed by another "blue moon" at the end of the month! Since I love my friend, moon, I decided to create a song of poetry to welcome the Blue Worm Moon to the ridge this weekend. The tune of "Did you ever see a lassie?" kept popping in my head. I took that tune, and away I went! Poem songs are great fun!
Invitation to Write:
Songs are poems, too! Let's have some fun trying out poems to the tune of our favorite songs. Jot down some lyrics and lines in your notebook. Your poem song can be silly, glad, or even sad. Whatever tune and mood you choose, your words are sure to sing a song for all to hear!
3/2/2018 05:24:35 am
How fun! Yes, let's sing the new moon in....the blue moon the worm moon. Let's sing the new moon in this way and that.
3/2/2018 10:15:12 am
I didn't know that another 'blue moon' was on its way! Wonderful. Love that you wrote a moon song, always good! I watched the moon last night, will look again tonight.
3/2/2018 12:06:52 pm
I love the worm moon! My love goes all the way back to college days and the time my friend and I were bicycling and there were SO MANY worms on the path we couldn't avoid them! The air smelled positively wormy! Yesterday, I smelled that wormy air again and remembered thta college memory.
3/2/2018 03:00:53 pm
Yes, songs are poems too! Thank you for this one. We sat out on our dock to admire the worm moon's glittery reflection on the water... so beautiful! Won't you stop by my blog and sign up for this year's Progressive Poem? We'd love to have you!
3/2/2018 05:29:18 pm
I did not know about the worm moon, but it seems quite on target at least for here. We've had warm and rain--and therefore lots of worms coming out of the ground. Love your poem!
3/2/2018 09:28:03 pm
I never heard the expression worm moon before, so you taught me something today :) I like your idea of composing a poem to the music of a current song. It made me think if of the summers I spent creating cabin cheers at camp using popular songs. Thanks for sharing your poem.
3/3/2018 03:49:58 pm
A worm moon, huh? I would've thought a worm moon would be a sliver of a moon, not a full one. Learn something new everyday! Thanks for that. :) And thanks for the song to celebrate the occasion!
4/7/2018 08:07:24 pm
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Welcome! I'm Kiesha Shepard, and I have a love for writing and the teaching of writing. Whispers From the Ridge is a place where I can share my words and ideas for teaching writing. It's also a place for you to find inspiration for writing the words inside of you. I invite you into my world of writing as I capture the whispers from the ridge.
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