Happy Poetry Friday! I am new to the Poetry Friday round-up, so I am super excited to join in the fun!
Today I am sharing a poem from my collection of poems about summer. All month long, I have been thinking about how fast the summer flies by. Since I am a teacher, I try to take advantage of my time off during the summer to really seize the moments with family and friends. For me, summer really inspires me to think about time and how much I want to make the most of it. This poem came to me as I was thinking about this idea of wanting to squeeze every ounce of every moment in my life. Carpe Diem seemed like a perfect title for this poem since in Latin it means "seize the day!" Somehow that phrase just really summed up everything I was wanting to say in this poem. So with that, I leave you with a wish that you might seize the day and that all your possibilities throughout the moments of today turn golden.
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Invitation to Write:
This poem really comes from my thoughts about two topics. I had already been thinking a lot about summer and all the possibilities and moments that seem to bubble up throughout this season. It got me thinking about another big topic which is time. Summer is generally thought of as a season of fun times and relaxation. It flies by way to fast for me! So I took my thoughts about summer and paired it with the big idea of time. I asked myself questions like, "What do I think about the relationship between time and the season of summer? How do I feel about time as we measure it?
Thinking about big ideas and asking yourself questions about what you feel can be a great way to explore in your writing.
7/22/2016 01:43:56 pm
Welcome to Roundup! So happy to have you join us. I love your folding days and summer unleashed... carpe diem, indeed! May your remaining weeks of summer be filled with poetry. Happy Poetry Friday!
Mary Lee hahn
7/22/2016 03:43:02 pm
I am carpe-ing every single diem possible in these last few weeks of summer!
7/22/2016 07:38:04 pm
It's a lovely celebration of summer. I am newly retired, but still relish that summer time, seems lazier even if I am not going back to school in August. Love the 'carpe diem', should be something we all celebrate. Welcome to Poetry Friday!
7/22/2016 08:23:56 pm
I am so glad you are here, Kiesha! Welcome! "Between each fold of day" - so lovely. Thank you for joining us. I hope you keep coming back. There are good folks here. If you'd like to put the roundup list in your sidebar at some time, let me know, I can send it to you. Mary Lee is always in charge of getting the roundup going. xx
7/23/2016 10:50:57 am
"Between each fold of day, from sunrise to sunset" What a beautiful way to enclose a day.
7/23/2016 11:03:24 am
Welcome, Keisha! I also like the image of the days folded one on top the other like a fan...you might see that idea turn up in something of mine someday! I'm wondering where you got the yellow-sun Poetry Friday button--never seen that one before!
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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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