Sunday, April 19, 2015

PO-EMotion -- Interest


At the bank
it's what you get
without trying.
You just have to be there.

At the (river)bank
it's what you get
without trying.
You just have to be there.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2015

Carol, at Carol's Corner, will join me again this year as often as possible.

Kimberley, at iWrite in Maine, is joining me this month. 
Kay, at A Journey Through the Pages, is joining, too!
"Invisible Trails"

Steve, at inside the dog, is sharing his poems 
in the comments at Poetrepository.

Heidi, at my juicy little universe, will join us when she can.

Linda, at TeacherDance, will join as often as she can.
Check the comments at A Year of Reading or Poetrepository for her poems.

Kevin (Kevin's Meandering Mind) is back this year,
leaving poetry trax in the comments.

Carol, at Beyond Literacy Link, is writing alongside us when she can.
Her post is here.

Jone, at DeoWriter, is doing a "double L" challenge. 
She and I are cross-poLLinating our challenges whenever possible.
Her word today is SHALLOWS.


  1. Love that picture and this community that encourages me to "be there." So many lovely moments and emotions captured in your poems this month.

  2. This would be fun to share in my academic language class when we talk about multiple meanings. Amazing how you could use the same words to describe both situations.


    Squatting beside
    fat pink worms
    on the rain drenched sidewalk
    observing as they wriggle grass-ward
    so much interest

    standing on the sidelines
    heads bent over coach's clipboard
    game plan x's and o's unfolding
    nodding intently
    so much interest

    watching high school girls
    disembark from the back
    of two -door sedans
    in short skirts
    so much interest

    researching the latest music
    a soon-to-be released video game
    new football gear
    the price of an upcoming concert
    so much interest

    reading a required novel
    doing algebra homework
    conjugating Spanish verbs
    preparing for latest round of standardized tests
    not so much interest

    (c) Carol Wilcox, 2015

  3. I love the two examples of showing up and being there. Both pay off.

  4. I really like this, Mary Lee.

  5. Mary Lee, I think that this was a clever way of showcasing interest.

  6. Love your comfort with word play.

  7. I combined a few challenges and included a poem for the word interest at Thank you for the word of the day, Mary Lee.

  8. Such nice wordplay...and I love the interplay between word + image.

  9. The the play of words. Interest was only conceptual in koine with trilliums today.


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