Moon Seed: A Found Poem
Welcome Poetry Friday friends. Happy National Poetry Month! Today, our dear friend Amy is rounding up a wave of poetry offerings at her space, The Poem Farm.
This week, I couldn't help but write about the blue Passover moon after it put on quite a show for me last weekend. The moon did not disappoint and neither did the poets who had a hand in kicking off the 2018 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem Challenge! I was so inspired by each line, that I decided I would write a draft of a found poem about the moon using at least one of the words from each of the lines of this year's Progressive Poem (in progress). Here are the words I selected from the first five lines to write my first found poem: nestled, dreams, blooming, stars, sweet, game. To see today's addition to the progressive poem click on Irene's space HERE. She's the sweet lady that welcomed me to join in the project this year, and I'm ever so grateful! I'll be adding my line to the poem on April 25th. Who knows...maybe my line will inspire other writers in a new way, too!
Invitation to Write:
Writers often involve themselves in all sorts of projects. Participating in a poetry challenge with a group or creating your own poetry project can help keep your writing skills sharp. What are some of the projects you have participated in or maybe have considered starting? It's never too late to join in the excitement and joy that a poetry project can bring. It's a great way to explore new writing territories! So be brave, writers. Step up to the challenge and write!
4/6/2018 08:45:54 am
Oh I do love moon poems, and wrote one myself after that 'blue moon', Kiesha! It was a beauty, I know. Your poem 'found' from the Progressive Poem lines is so clever. I love the idea of it blooming. My turn tomorrow! Who knows where it will lead till your line on the 25th-exciting to imagine!
4/6/2018 11:53:19 am
Love that you used the progressive poem as a source for words for your moon seed! Very nice.
4/6/2018 12:55:12 pm
Your poem affected life?! Yes, you can share your lovely poem and its great "after story" with the world... Submit now on LifePoemsProject.com
4/6/2018 04:40:11 pm
Keisha! What a great post.....not only are you incredibly connected to the growing progressive poem by using words from it .... but you are planting moon seeds. I just adore the idea of moon seeds. It's so fun to pop in here and see what you are up to.
4/7/2018 03:14:42 am
Very cool companion poem to the Progressive Poem! Someday we need a collection of your moon poems published out in the world!
4/7/2018 04:14:10 am
I love that you created a found poem from the Progressive Poem. What a clever idea, and yours is beautiful. I also shared a poem about the moon today--it must be in the air!
4/7/2018 05:15:23 am
Your found poem is lovely. I especially like the line, 'blooming among the stars..'
4/7/2018 07:04:32 am
I love this moon poem. It is just lovely. And I enjoyed reading about your process in writing it. So much poetry from so many different poets all woven together. I'm looking forward to catching up with the progressive poem.
4/7/2018 09:28:13 am
Such a sweet poem, Kiesha. And I have never heard of a Passover Moon. Love that! Don't you adore Jasmine's journey thus far? I can't wait to see where she is in life on 4/18 when I give her a gentle nudge.
4/8/2018 01:39:27 am
Your poem is so lovely, Kiesha! And I love the idea of using words from the Progressive Poem as seeds. Thank you for sharing!
4/8/2018 11:20:51 am
What an enchanting way to discover a poem! "Moon seed" is magical, and this whole post is proof that we find when we seek. Thank you! x
4/8/2018 08:54:39 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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