Thursday, May 5, 2016

Poetry Garden

Everyone should know the favorite English nursery rhyme, "Mary, Mary quite contrary" by Mother Goose. (Source: The Dorling Kindersley Book of Nursery Rhymes (2000) at Poetry Foundation)  

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And pretty maids all in a row.

But how about a twist on it to advertise my newest spring gallery, Spring's Seeds, that has its own hashtag, #SpringsSeeds? If you travel to the hashtag you will find some digital poetry already planted in the garden.

Carol, Carol, seeking nature's apparel,
How does your garden grow?
With poet-trees and digital bees
set around words in a row.

In May after Mother's Day, the flowers and trees start blooming and gardens become the focus. While preparing to design my meditation garden, I decided on extending the love for poetry writing that popped all over social media during National Poetry Month. For one month, I am inviting connected colleagues, teachers, and students to write alongside me to create a garden of poetry that will be unveiled in June. The invitation can be accessed here.

The garden will be filled with digital poetry, image poems, quotes, spring-related music, nature photography, and short videos. In other words, the garden will be a creative potpourri of beautiful blossoms. 

This is the opportunity for every gardener of words to be inspired to create and allow me to plant their seeds for a virtual spring poetry garden. 

Be Expressive-Create!

Some writers have already started planting their seeds.
Send them to #SpringsSeeds on Twitter
or to my gmail account (cvarsalona)

News for my Poetry Friday Friends: 

The fabulous 2016 Progressive Poem, with all 30 names of the poets who contributed, will be featured at Spring's Seeds Gallery

Please visit Sylvia's Vardell site, Poetry for Children, here where she is hosting the Poetry Friday Round-Up.

Happy Mother's Day to All mothers!

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