CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

April 1, 2014

National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 1—April 1-7


CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS Movicon2-happy

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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

POEM A DAY

WEEK 1: April 1-7

Welcome to April, when the earth is being reborn and new life bursts forth. Special Easter readings:

11 Facts About Easter

Easter—Children’s Stories & Poems

SHALOM! MY LORD AND MY GOD! The Easter Story as told by Mary

Also read April Days to Celebrate .

April also has April Fool’s Day, Earth Day, and is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Pet Month. and

NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Today is the first day of April, National Poetry Month. Although I’m only a wannabe poet I plan to gather my collection of poems to share with you on each Tuesday this month. By the end of the month I’ll have shared 30 poems, equaling one per day for the month (in four installments). Note: the fourth week will have four extra poems to cover the short week at the end of April.

To link to the second week of poems click on National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 2—April 8-14.

National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 3—April 15-21

National Poetry Month Poem a Day: Week 4—April 22-30

Poetry is not my genre. However, I play around with it, mostly when I’m a passenger in the car. I cull them from a list of odd rhyming words or words that relate to each other somehow.

I present the first installment of seven poems: Accueil_scribe

APRIL 1: This first poem was written about watching trains with my granddaughter when she was 3-years-old (shes 16 now).

TRAINS

I like the trains, because I do,

No special reason. Just because they are.

We wait and wait for them to show,

They come from near, they come from far.

 

Grandma, and I, we have a morning picnic

On a swing by the tracks where we wait.

We wait and we wait and we have to leave.

THEN Amtrak comes. It misses us! It came too late.

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APRIL 2: WHEEZIN’

‘tis the season to be wheezin’

The sound for certain is not pleasin’

But for certain—

‘tis the season to be wheezin’

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APRIL 3: RIVER JOURNEY

The river’s journey

Gains strength from babbling brooks

Gains depth from surgent streams

Never looks backwards

Always moves forward

DSC00244eAPRIL 4: RAIN

Rain of day

Go away.

Rain at night

Water right.

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 The following three poems are cinquains, poems which follow a pattern of 2,4,6,8,2 syllables in each line.

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APRIL 5: WAVES CRASH

Waves crash

Fold in under

Race to ocean depths

Regroup, reform, create rogue waves

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APRIL 6: WINTER

Winter

Hybernation

Rest, recuperation

Dormancy, calm, peace, purity

Hiver

DSC00244eAPRIL 7: SNOWFLAKES

Pile in snowbanks

Each Individual

Covering the world in bright white

Pureness

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ADDITIONAL READING:

First Snow Brings Out Santa & Mrs. Claus

In Our Mother’s Womb

Jane

IMAGE SOURCE:

Scribe

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Accueil_scribe.png

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