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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tuesday's Treat

PROGRESSIVE POEM Each day during the month of April I will add a line to this poem.

To have great poets there must be great audiences too. --Walt Whitman

It is finding the truth, no need to lie. 
It's munching on watermelon and letting seeds fly. 
It's a letter that comes with a card in the mail. 
It's the lacy silver threads left by a garden snail.
It's daffodil trumpets covering the hill. 
It's a deer at the creek, drinking her fill.
It's giggling and laughing and being absurd. 
It's reading a haiku and feeling each word. 
It's a dragon who blows flames, loud and hardy.   
It's fairies in the garden having a tea party.
It's the sound of a truck shifting its gears. 
It's the feel of two soft puppy dog ears.
It's a bright sun rise and glowing moon shine. 
It's a Carolina wren singing in a Lob-lolly pine. 
It's a snowman rolled on a cold winter morn.   
It's crows calling from tall tasseled corn.
It's the whisper of hummingbird wings in the air.
It's plaits and curls tied with bows in my hair.
It's spying a bird feeding her young.
It's pink cotton candy that melts on your tongue.


  1. I love your Walt Whitman quote, Joy! And the progressive poem just keeps getting better! = )

    1. Thanks, Becky.
      come back tomorrow and I have directions for how I'm giving away a POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL t-shirt.
      I appreciate your comments and support.