Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Poem Writing Year - Day #62 - Fish

I am now officially one sixth of the way through MyPoWriYe, writing and posting a children's poem every day for one year.  What have I learned so far?  The poems are out there, and if one is insistent enough...they come out to play.  If you have been reading along, I welcome you to follow this blog (see small photos below right).  This way I can know who is reading and can also demonstrate to publishers that people actually read these crazy poems.

This past weekend found our family camping at Cayuga Lake with our friends.  Dave caught so many fish and generously shared them with all of us.  I write this post to the smell of pickerel cakes frying in the kitchen.  Thank you, Dave, for sharing your harvest...this poem is for you!

Thank you, Mark, for the word 'sautéed' and also for helping me turn my fish upside down.  Concrete poems are funny to shape, and it helps to have a wise friend's eyes on your side.

This week's Monday Poetry Stretch over at The Miss Rumphius Effect with Tricia challenges us to write an Ottava Rima, a challenging form with eight lines per stanza, iambic pentameter, and an abababcc rhyme scheme.  I wrote in with a strawberry-picking poem titled "Today".  You can find it at The Miss Rumphius Effect.

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  1. Happy June! Happy 62nd poem! Happy fish fry! (Happy 4 more days so I can go back and get caught up on the last 30 poems!)

    You've been in my Goggle reader, but I re-added you as a "follow." I definitely hope you get some publishers to notice your work! There needs to be at least one book out of this amazing work you're doing!

  2. Dear Mary Lee,

    Thank you for all of these happy thoughts! Only 4 more days - good good luck with the paperwork and the goodbyes too.

    Your students are very lucky to have such an encouraging teacher!