Happy Poetry Friday! It's great to be back in the round-up with friends this week! Rebecca is hosting this week at her space, Sloth Reads. Be sure to drop in there!
I just love the merry merry month of May! There is much to notice and observe. Birds and bugs fill the air. There's a sense of calmness everywhere! This marvelous month has me singing and wanting to write tons of rhyming poems. I came up with this little rhyming poem while I was lying lazily on a blanket in my yard last weekend. I was enjoying a long overdue rest when I noticed all the winged creatures of the air busy in flight. I thought of how wonderful it must feel to stretch your wings and go. I wish you many more May days filled with rest and times of giddy-up and go. Happy May days everyone!
Invitation to Write:
It's fun to play with rhyming poems! Sometimes when I'm writing a poem and get stuck, I pick a word or two from my poem and make a list of rhyming words. This often helps me get going again so I can generate more ideas for my poem. It can even surprise me by offering a new direction for my poem entirely. So whenever you're stuck, you might try some rhyming word fun!
Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome to the ridge. This week, I am sharing a tiny poem about a Luna moth. Be sure to visit Tabatha at her space, The Opposite of Indifference, for more of the round-up.
It seems that I make very little time these days for my personal writing, which has me feeling a little lost. Most of my writing consists of reflective academic writing for my graduate school work. It's been hard to find the balance between work, school, and home. I welcome all my visitors this week to share your wisdom or any strategies you may have for maintaining a healthy writing life. I look forward to reading your comments!
This week, I decided to jump back into the round-up with a small poem about a moth. I stumbled upon this tiny poem, while I was flipping through the pages of one of my old notebooks. It reminded me very much of a poem I might find in Valerie Worth's book, "All the Small Poems and Fourteen More." I love that poems can come in all shapes and all sizes. I can always find a poem idea lurking between the pages of my notebook. That's comforting to me as a writer, especially when my writing time is limited.
Invitation to Write:
Revisiting and rereading your notebook entries can often bring a sleeping idea to life! Whenever you feel stuck in your writing or you're searching to find an idea, try returning to your notebook for writing inspiration. Big or small, ideas are waiting for you to lift them from between the pages of your notebook!
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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2 Heidi at my juicy little universe
9 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
16 Christie at Wondering and Wandering -- optional theme: trees
23 Amy at The Poem Farm
30 Kat at Kathryn Apel
6 Sylvia (and Janet) at Poetry for Children
13 Laura at Writing the World for Kids
20 Linda at TeacherDance
27 Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink
4 Cheriee at Library Matters
11 Catherine at Reading to the Core
18 Jama at Jama's Alphabet Soup
25 Karen at Karen Edmisten*
1 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
8 Irene at Live Your Poem
15 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
22 Rebecca at Sloth Reads
29 Bridget at Wee Words for Wee Ones
6 Tanita at [fiction, instead of lies]
13 Liz at Elizabeth Steinglass
20 Buffy at Buffy's Blog
27 Michelle at Michelle Kogan