Monday, April 1, 2013

2013 Progressive Poem Begins Here!

Happy National Poetry Month!  
I welcome you to the 2013 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem!

Last year, Irene Latham invited poetry-lovers to share in a progressive poem feast which she kicked off at her blog, Live Your Poem, on April 1, 2012.   Day-by-day, throughout April, different people took  turns hosting the growing poem, each adding one new line. Our poem gathered lines and stanzas, and on April 30, 2012, it was complete.  What fun it was to see the poem twist and turn and become, just as a poem by one person does.  I was fascinated each day to visit the next host...curious as to how each writer's heart would bend the meaning and sound.

Today I am very happy to have the opportunity to write the first line of the 2013 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem.  On Irene's advice, I leave my line without punctuation - open and ready to fall into the arms of Joy Acey.

The first line of this year's poem, chosen to include sound and a hint at magic and memory is:

When you listen to your footsteps

It's yours now, Joy!

Please follow along, visiting each blog as this one line grows to thirty poem breaths, a community poem written by poetry friends old and new.

2013 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem Schedule

Watch a poem grow day-by-day as it travels across the Kidlitosphere! April 1-30.

April
30  April Halprin Wayland

To see day one of my personal April Poetry Project for this year, click here!

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14 comments:

  1. And we're off! Thank you, Amy, for this beautiful start. And oh! Your pineapple!! Love the observations and connections you are making. Happy National Poetry Month, indeed!! xo

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  2. Thanks for a great first line! Can't wait to see where this wanders this year... :0)

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  3. Oh, I love that first line! I already have images of my own...whonder where the footsteps will lead...

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  4. Great first line, Amy! I'm so excited...

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  5. I knew we could count on you to give us some wide-open possibilities, Amy. Thanks for sending us on our way on foot! (Hey, weren't there feet and silver slippers in last year's poem? : ) )

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  6. Oh, and if any of you want to play along with my one-WORD-a-day poem, the link is here:
    http://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com/2013/04/30w30d-first-word.html

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  7. I expected nothing less than a "hint of magic" from you, Amy! Beautiful first line to start us off in style. Hugs! :)

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  8. Paying attention, taking a walk...where will this lead? I am SO happy to be part of this community this year and to Irene for letting me be a guest blogger on her site!! Love the first line, Amy.
    Janet F. aka Janet Clare on FB

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  9. great first line! I'll pop in regularly to see where the sounds of footsteps head. SALUD!

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  10. Will be interested to see where this goes.

    Cathy

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  11. I never had a chance to stop by and say thanks for kicking us off with such a great line - so many places we could go with it! And I thought you did a fine job with your pineapple...you've got a better eye than I think you realize. One thing I'll always remember about pencil drawing from my many art classes in college: draw the light, draw the shadows...the picture will create itself. Best wishes for a productive poetry month!

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