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Students - Lately, I have been recording more of my everyday delights and moments-to-be-grateful-for in my notebook. And this week, finding a woodpecker feather was a highlight. I had brought my recycling out to the roadside, and when I looked down...there it was. Delight! There is something magical in finding a surprise, and magic is always worth writing about. You might wish to make a list of things that you have found in your notebook. There will likely be some fine writing ideas hidden (or jumping out at you) there.
Today's poem is a free verse poem following no particular pattern or rhyme scheme. You may have noticed, though, that there is one rhyme at the end. Sometimes I like writing without rhyme but for a bit of a twist at the end.
This month's posts have all celebrated the small goodnesses in nature. From June 5th's Apology to a wood thrush to June 12's celebration of weeds to June 19th's Bottles to today's poem, I have been once more falling in love with the world outside. I wonder what July will bring. May it bring you many charms and delights, spotted and otherwise!
Carol is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at Carol's Corner. Join her for a post full of rain, Billy Collins goodness, and so many fabulous links of poetry loving friends.
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