Poetry Friday: Just Around the Corner, National Poetry Month!



Hello, all Poetry Friday contributors! By this time next week, we’ll be three days into National Poetry Month. At this blog, I’ll be sharing the poetry of my students.


Over at Deowriter, I am playing with poems that have something to do with nature and have double “L’s” (like my last name). Please consider joining me.

The words:

April 1: Alluvium
April 2: Bullfrog
April 3: Chollas
April 4: Duckbill
April 5: Elliptic
April 6: Flotilla
April 7: Gazelles
April 8: Hollow
April 9: Illumine
April 10: Jellyfish
April 11: Knolls
April 12: Lollygag
April 13: Mulleins
April 14: Nigellas
April 15: Ocotilla
April 16: Pollen
April 17: Quills
April 18: Ramtilla
April 19: Shallows
April 20: Trillium
April 21: Umbrella
April 22: Vanilla
April 23: Willow
April 24: Yellow
April 25: Zorilla
April 26: Allspice
April 27: Bullrush
April 28: Calla
April 29: Diallage
April 30:  FREE “LL” CHOICE

Finally Poetry Postcards will go out in early April. You can sign up HERE.

Happy Friday! Happy Poetry!
For whatever reason, in order to see the linkups, you have to visit a separate page.  If someone know how to make the links appear on WordPress, please email me: macrush53 at yahoo dot com


28 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Just Around the Corner, National Poetry Month!

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  2. Thank you for hosting. I llove that llist of double-l words. Many of my favorites there. I’ll be back!

    I had trouble with the Linky. I think I got it right the second time, which is currently link #3. If possible, you can delete my first one (now #2). I posted a tanka inspired by a surprising morning walk here in the San Francisco Bay Area this week. I wrote the tanka in response to Margarita Engle’s challenge on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes blog, Today’s Little Ditty. http://karinfisher-golton.com/2015/03/26/a-rainbow-in-california-with-tanka/

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  4. Thanks for hosting, Jone! I’m glad to know it wasn’t just me last week who had trouble making Mr. Linky work on my WordPress blog. I think there is a plugin needed, but I couldn’t figure out how to make it work. I’d love to know how to do it if you find an answer.

    I love your list of “ll” words. I see a few that could be quite a challenge. I was inspired by Mary Oliver to try to imitate Seamus Heaney’s “Postscript” and I’m sharing the results today.

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  7. So many fun challenges and festivities next month! It’s going to be a busy time, for sure, but I’ll be printing out your list of prompts with hopes to contribute. (You’ve got some great words on that list!) Thanks for hosting today, Jone.

  8. Thank you, Jone, for hosting! Your postcard project is always one of the highlights of my NPM. I will be writing poems in response to pieces of art. Perhaps I can include an “ll” word in there from time to time? Or not. My mind feels a bit frazzled already, and the month isn’t even here yet. Breathing….. xo

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  10. I’m also looking forward to receiving my poetry postcard! Wouldn’t be Poetry Month without it! I like your “ll” word challenge too at DeoWriter.

    At Alphabet Soup, Cornelius Bear has found a way to eat Mark Strand’s “Eating Poetry.”

    I’m also collecting links from kidlit poetry bloggers for my annual Poetry Month Roundup. I’ll add your PPC Project and nature poems challenge at Deowriter to the list. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting this week!

  11. Thank you for hosting today, Jone! Double LLs…what fun! I love that you picked that from your name. I think kids would have a blast finding cool name features and running with this idea.

    Today at The Poem Farm, I have a poem about hand shadow play.

    Happy Poetry Friday! Excited for my postcard…

    xo, a.

  12. Hi Jone,

    Thank you for hosting today’s Poetry Friday. Yay for the Double L poetry challenge – I LLove it and am right there with you! I’m especially delighted to see Willow on the 23rd – that’s my tree!

    Happy celebrating!

    Tamera Will Wissinger

  13. Jone, although I had trouble linking up today but after 3 tries I finally got it to work. Thank you for hosting. Today, I am offering “Unquenchable Desire for Stillness Fulfilled” that is a closing poem for the Gallery of Winter Whisperings. There are two words in the title with a double LL so I am pleased that I can being the journey with you. My greatest hope is that I can get Winter Whisperings up for National Poetry Month but it is slow going now (just found out I have a torn rotator cuff). I am so excited to receive a poetry postcard. It will be my first. Thank you.

  14. I’ve had trouble with the linky stuff, too, on WordPress. Let me know if you get an answer. I want to join so much in April but am about tuckered out with SOL in March. I may join in a few times. No promises.

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  17. What fun to write about double “l” words! I’m with Margaret, though. I’m not sure I have the energy to write every day in April after the SOLSC! Thanks for hosting today. 🙂

  18. Jone, thanks for hosting this week. I think I signed up for a Poetry Postcard already. Loved getting one last year. There were a couple of your double “l” words that appealed to me. Everyone is almost tuckered out. Makes me wander if we shouldn’t have a month between slicing and NPM. Slicing in February? It is the shortest month of the year, but I digress. I’m sharing a poem today by Helen Frost “Where Grass is Pressed.”

  19. Thanks for hosting, Jone! I am also eagerly anticipating this year’s National Poetry Month!

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