Friday, April 06, 2012

Poetry Friday -- PROGRESSIVE POEM


The first ever National Poetry Month KitLit Progressive poem is the brainchild of Irene Latham, and got its start on her blog, Live Your Poem.

Line, by line, day by day, the poem is growing across the Kidlitosphere (see schedule in the sidebar).

I haven't peeked since line two, so I was surprised how closely the poem (so far) was describing my life. It was a similar sensation to the one when I open the Gaping Void cartoon in my email and it "speaks" to me.

Right now this seems to be a poem of friendship, a poem of comfort...with the possibility of a little magic thrown in. What will become of those silver slippers?




If you are reading this
you must be hungry
Kick off your silver slippers
Come sit with us a spell


A hanky, here, now dry your tears
And fill your glass with wine




Penny, at A Penny and her Jots, has the next line tomorrow.

Robyn has the Poetry Friday roundup today at Read, Write, Howl.

28 comments:

  1. Yes! I knew that our teary visitor would receive a bit of comfort here. It is good to know that she will have a day with you... Happy Poetry Friday! a.

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    1. She's feeling MUCH better now!

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  2. Go, Mary Lee! Let's par-tay:>)

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    1. Let the good times (and poetry) ROLL!

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  3. It's beginning to sound like a grand group to be surrounded by. Very interesting how this is moving along. Thanks Mary Lee.

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  4. How interesting you saw a bit of your life in it, and so fun to see what will evolve.

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  5. This is so much fun to follow! And uncanny that it seems to echo your own life so far . . .

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    1. Linda, Jeannine, Jama --

      YES!

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  6. I'm always surprised by the new lines! I love the rhythm of yours, Mary Lee!

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    1. I was surprised, too! It will be fun to see whether rhythm sticks or flies away!

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  7. Raising my glass to you!

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  8. Happy Poetry Friday indeed! Cheers!

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  9. Hmm, WINE! This is so interesting that I'm having trouble suppressing my urges to write the whole rest of the poem. I've posted today on the whole Progressive Poem/Exquisite Corpse history, and I'm looking forward to being Line #20.

    (And I'm quietly writing a poem a day, too, by HAND, in my notebook.)

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    1. Heidi, you continue to inspire!!
      Janet from poetry on parade

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  10. Cheers to you too, Mary Lee! I do love the way the poem is shaping up.

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  11. This is going to be great fun. Thanks for,adding on.

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  12. This is very cool to watch unravel.

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  13. Such a simple but deeply personal thing, to make something with others.

    I'm waiting to see what happens!

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    1. "Such a simple but deeply personal thing, to make something with others." Yes, it is.

      It was a whole different experience to do the March Madness competition where we made poetry *in front of* others...

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  14. Wine, eh? Ah, this poem is already full of promise, and warmth, and some intriguing symbolism... where will it go? :0) Cheers!

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    1. Just for the record, I okayed the wine with Irene before I put it in!

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    2. Ha! I'm imagining it a nice, full red. Would love to cross paths and share a real glass with you someday, Mary Lee! (Though I usually only make it through half a glass.)

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  15. A gathering is afoot...love seeing where this is going!

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  16. This is just too much fun. :-)

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  17. Wine! Of course! I think our visitor is feeling a little bit better now. :) Can't wait to see tomorrow's line.

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  18. I'm thinking...thinking...thinking
    wine...
    what will be my line
    Tune in tomorrow :-)

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