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Archive for April 8th, 2019

National Poetry Month 2019: I am playing with poetry alongside Mary Lee Hahn, Jone Rush MacCulloch.Christie Wyman, Molly Hogan, and Catherine Flynn.

Today I read aloud Hi, Koo, a book of seasonal haiku poems by John Muth. Then we played with Paint Chips to make seasonal haiku of our own.

I found that I didn’t have to add many words to the Paint Chips to create a poem.  I wrote one about every season.

 

Fall

Boundary Waters
pyramid of grizzly rocks
hot-potato skip, hop.

Winter

Inside a dew drop,
memories of rainstorm,
blizzard, sea foam.

Spring

A verdant seedling
in left field–succulent
Garden of Eden.

–Margaret Simon (drafts) 2019

 

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