Days are getting shorter and there is an early autumn feel to the last days of summer. I am grateful for the beauty of life and its transitions. Thinking about the #21daysofgratitude challenge and Michelle H. Barnes' Ditty Challenge offered by Jane Whittingham, I created an all-about-me acrostic poem.
Recently, I created a definito poem, Within the Silence and a tribute, We Remember 9/11 to the people in my hometown who perished in that horrific tragedy. As I ready to facilitate a regional meeting for literacy leaders, I take a few minutes to meet with my Poetry Friday friends who are gathering at the gracious Linda Baie's blog. I am grateful for all these opportunities.
Dear Carol, I adore your indomitable spirit! Let's have a cookie together at NCTE. xoReplyDelete
I am off to bake cookies for a dinner party today, Irene. Maybe a poem will evolve from the dough making process. Thank you for commenting and let's meet-up at NCTE.Delete
"Creator, curator, cookie maker" fits your beginning letter very well, Carol. I wish, as Irene says, I could be at NCTE, to have fun with you & so many others. Maybe when it comes to Denver, I think next year! Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
Linda, life has been a whirlwind lately with professional development/learning, social events, and writing. Thank you for hosting Poetry Friday and always supporting my efforts to promote poetry love.Delete
I feel blessed to be welcomed into this poetry community and to discover so many creative, kind, indomitable people like yourself Carol.ReplyDelete
Life is fragile and uncertain, Cheriee. I have witnessed this many times and so it is really important to greet each day with warmth and a spirit of gratitude. I am so pleased that you find our community of writers such an open and kind group of genuine people.Delete
Carol, I'm always struck by your ability to serenely whirlwind through your days. And cookies! A cookie poem, please. : )ReplyDelete
I just finished my last batch of cookies for the today, Heidi. I brought a fall array to a dinner party last night and freezing others for the next event. My 2-year-old granddaughter always waits for her cookie from "Nama Cookie". Thanks for sharing your lovely comment.Delete
What a beautiful portrait -- both the photo AND the poem!ReplyDelete
Mary Lee, I really liked the frame template so I had to work with the dimension to create the poem format. It was a fun project. Thanks for commenting.Delete
Beautiful imagery that you created for your poem "Within the Silence" Carol–the warmth of the image is mirrored in the warmth of your poem. I like the assembled "Who Am I " poem collage your created too, thanks!ReplyDelete
I love how all of those traits you list at the bottom of your graphic—inner warmth, indomitable spirit, creativity, etc.—come through in your acrostic! Forgive me for being slow to commenting, Carol (way too much going on at home), but thank you for sharing this little ditty all about you.ReplyDelete