Friday, April 23, 2021

The Color of Kindness

Each Monday the educational Twitter community brings inspiration in the form of the hashtag #CelebrateMonday thanks to the leadership of Alyssa H. @ABEducational and Sean Gaillard @smgaillard. I began this week with thoughts on kindness and developed this theme through a digital inspiration and poety for National Poetry Month. Below, you will find my Buncee creation for this week's celebration of Earth Day 2021 with its call to action, #RestoreOurEarth. Spreading the seeks of kindness is important more than ever as hate crimes are 

It's Poetry Friday with our host, Catherine Flynn at Reading to the CoreCatherine spotlights poet/children's author, Padma Venkatraman and shares her original poem based on Padma's challenge to write a "short poem dedicated to hope in defiance of hate". 

My micropoem in response to Padma's challenge:

Earth Day Message

This week, I also created another Buncee for Earth Day. You can find that here.


  1. I love the colors of your poem, Carol, reminds me of an old song I remember, "Colors of My Mind" & wishing to 'water' that earth's bed always. It sounds like you had a lovely week! Now, happy weekend!

  2. So many beautiful colors and layers of meaning.

  3. Chocolate mulch! What a fabulous idea!

  4. Love the idea of 'renewable faith', Carol. Happy Earth Day! :)

  5. I'm a little partial to your Earth Day poem. I suppose my days of late have been enjoying the hope that seems to be popping up all around. You follow so many interesting communities. I enjoy hearing about all the connections you make.

    1. Cathy, thanks for joining me here. With the move to my new home, I am planning my garden beds that need to be made. Hence, a spotlight on the earth is one of the thoughts popping in my head.

  6. I'm so sorry it's taken me all week to get here, Carol! I love both of your poems. The quote that inspired your first poem is new to me. There is so much truth in those wise words. Thank you for your reminder that "hope seeds the earth." Lovely!