National Poetry Month: 2015 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem


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Welcome to National Poetry Month.  Last year, I missed out on participating in the Progressive Poem Party (much like a progressive dinner but with poetry). Irene invited me to start off this year.

I am anxious to see where it travels and how it unfolds..  A friend recently said to me, “Live without a net.”  Great line. So with that idea in mind, and the word alluvium,  here’s my opening line for 2015:

She lives without a net, walking on the alluvium  of the delta

Now Joy will add on to this line.

2015 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem

1 Jone at Check it Out

2 Joy at Poetry for Kids Joy

3 Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe

4 Laura at Writing the World for Kids

5 Charles at Poetry Time Blog

6 Ramona at Pleasures from the Page

7 Catherine at Catherine Johnson

8 Irene at Live Your Poem

9 Mary Lee at Poetrepository

10 Michelle at Today’s Little Ditty

11 Kim at Flukeprints

12 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

13 Doraine at DoriReads

14 Renee at No Water River

15 Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge

16 Ruth at There is No Such Thing as a Godforsaken Town

17 Buffy at Buffy’s Blog

18 Sheila at Sheila Renfro

19 Linda at Teacher Dance

20 Penny at A Penny and her Jots

21 Tara at A Teaching Life

22 Pat at Writer on a Horse

23 Tamera at The Writer’s Whimsy

24 Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect

25 Tabatha at The Opposite of indifference

26 Brian at Walk the Walk

27 Jan at Bookseedstudio

28 Amy at The Poem Farm

29 Donna at Mainely Write

30 Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme


16 thoughts on “National Poetry Month: 2015 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem

  1. Oh to be brave and to not make choices out of fear! I love this “living without a net.” And wow, with “alluvium” in the first line, I’ll be looking for some elevated, perhaps challenging language in the lines to come. Who is “she” ?? I’m excited to find out. Thank you, Jone! xo

  2. I am going to let this line help guide me through this month, Jone. Thank you. Such a setting to begin our poem-of-friends. Happy Poetry Month! xo, a.

  3. I love it too, but I saw a different kind of net, and here’s a girl who fishes with her bare hands…
    Can you tell I recently read HOOT? “Alluvium” is a rich and beautiful word….

  4. Wonderful first line, Jone! I did not see that fishing girl until Heidi mentioned her, but now I want to know her story (if the poem doesn’t go in that direction, Heidi will have to write it anyway.) Thanks for bravely starting us off, Jone.

  5. That’s a fabulous start Jone. Gives us all a sense of wonder, bravery and alluvium.

  6. Jone, this line sounds like the opening to a novel and so the poem progresses onward. I will watch with great enthusiasm for the art of collaborative writing.

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