Monday, February 28, 2011

Slosh Your Way Through Slush - #334

 Slushy Boots!
Photo by Amy LV

 Rainy Boots!
Photo by Amy LV 

Students - yesterday I went for a walk with our dog Cali, just the two of us.  I had my boots, she had her paws, and we both had a lovely time tromping through the water and slush.  I got to wondering how I went for so many years without a proper pair of boots, and it was such fun to just slosh through it all.  Beginning tomorrow, this will be the way of March: snow, slush, rain, snow, slush, rain.  Beneath it all: tulips!

As I slurped down our road, I played with words, muttering "wet smash of slush" to myself over and over again.  Life feeds writing, and writing feeds life.

Joan Bransfield Graham's SPLISH SPLASH is filled to the brim with playful concrete poems about water.

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  1. Love, love, love your boots. Too cute! I usually wear a pair of ugly muck boots that are either black, brown or yellow. :)

    The poem is so sweet. Thank you for sharing your sloshy day with us.

  2. Amy,

    Like your poem...and your boots. This post reminds me how much I used to enjoy stomping around in slush when I was a kid.

  3. Amy,

    I posted that last comment. I'm using my husband's computer.

    Elaine Magliaro

  4. Hi Amy!

    I own a bookstore here in Finland and was searching for a good poem on spring and slosh. Luckily I found your post! :-)

    I posted your poem to my facebook-page an lo and behold, quite a few finns liked it!
    See here:!/pages/Omituiset-Opukset/104275259605392

    You're good at what you do, keep writing!

    Best regards, Antti B
    Antiquarian bookshop "The Odd Bookstore", Turku, Finland.