Sunday, April 28, 2013

Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations.28



Photos by Gideon Pisanty (Gidip) גדעון פיזנטי, from Wikimedia Commons

This photographer has five photos of this female long-horned bee collecting nectar and pollinating this flower. Yesterday's photo prompted poems about work, and perhaps today's will, too. That seems fitting, because today is Workers' Memorial Day, "an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work."


BEES

clamber
climb
pry

nectar 
pollen
sky

home 
hive
fly

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2013





My leg gets stuck
at every opening
I crawl into
so that I must always
ask for help
before returning
home.

©Kevin Hodgson, 2013


From Margaret (Reflections on the Teche):


fly
buzz
land

flower
sweet
syrup

busy
happy
bee 


©Margaret Simon, 2013


From Linda (TeacherDance):

We appreciate
the time the bees
are busy buzzy, 
making their knees
fat and golden,
pollen fuzzy.

©Linda Baie, 2013


From Carol (Carol's Corner):

"ABC's of Honeybees"

Apian adventurers
busily buzzing
ceaselessly collecting
diving and delving
ever exploring
fragrant flowers
groping gardens
hoping honey's
ingredients are inside.

joyfully journeying
keenly kavorting
looking leads to
miraculous meadow of
never-ending nectar

obviously the only option is to
pull from petals make
ready for recycling
suck into second stomach
through tubular tongue
unload and use
working wings to dehydrate
extract any extras

zweeeeeet!

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2013 




The theme of my 2013 National Poetry Month Project is 


"Common Inspiration--Uncommon Creations." 


Each day in April, I will feature media from the Wikimedia Commons ("a database of 16,565,065 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute") along with bits and pieces of my brainstorming and both unfinished and finished poems.

I will be using the media to inspire my poetry, but I am going to invite my students to use my daily media picks to inspire any original creation: poems, stories, comics, music, videos, sculptures, drawings...anything!

You are invited to join the fun, too! Leave a link to your creation in the comments and I'll add it to that day's post. I'll add pictures of my students' work throughout the month as well.

8 comments:

  1. My leg gets stuck
    at every opening
    I crawl into
    so that I must always
    ask for help
    before returning
    home.

    -Kevin

    (I have no idea what I am writing here, but I just went with the flow.)

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    1. Hmm...An inept bee? A bee who struggles to be what a bee should be? A bee with an identity crises? A bee who can't pull his own weight, who needs help? At least your bee always makes it home!

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  2. Mary Lee,
    I like your little 3 stanza,3 word poem. I am starting my little version off from your last word fly.

    fly
    buzz
    land

    flower
    sweet
    syrup

    busy
    happy
    bee

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    1. Fun! Thanks for joining in!

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  3. finally, after a busy day (like the bees) I have one for you! We are either all running out of words or becoming more succinct as the days go by. Thank you! Great poems from everyone!


    We appreciate
    the time the bees
    are busy buzzy,
    making their knees
    fat and golden,
    pollen fuzzy.
    ©Linda Baie

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    1. Love those pollen-fuzzy knees!!

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  4. "ABC's of Honeybees"

    Apian adventurers
    busily buzzing
    ceaselessly collecting
    diving and delving
    ever exploring
    fragrant flowers
    groping gardens
    hoping honey's
    ingredients are inside.

    joyfully journeying
    keenly kavorting
    looking leads to
    miraculous meadow of
    never-ending nectar

    obviously the only option is to
    pull from petals make
    ready for recycling
    suck into second stomach
    through tubular tongue
    unload and use
    working wings to dehydrate
    extract any extras

    zweeeeeet!

    (c) Carol Wilcox, 2013

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    1. Oh, SWOON!! I love abecedarians, and this one is MASTERFUL! Your Z is perfect!!

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