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Friday, March 7, 2014


I had a new idea.
It might be slightly dim.
I put it in my brain
to let it take a spin.

It bumped against some others,
then Eureka was the shout.
A new idea had been formed.
I kicked the whole thing out.

Now I have a better idea.
Somehow it seems just right.
As I take to my chair
and write and write and write.

     I'm looking forward to this weekend.  I've got so much work to catch up on.  It is rather exciting when everything starts happening at once.  I feel like spring.
What is happening in your life?  Can you write a poem about that?  Have fun writing your own poem, or if you have lots happening to write about, you might want to write more than one poem.  Happy Friday.

    Poetry Friday is hosted by Margaret this week over at http://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/
    Thanks, Margaret for the great Friday party and Congratulations to all the Poetry Friday poets.


  1. Nice positive vibe in your poem. Let the Spring fun begin! :)

  2. Love this:
    "It bumped against some others,
    then Eureka was the shout."


  3. That EUREKA is what fuels me as a writer!

  4. Hi, Joy--one thing that's going well this year is read-aloud, and the children are finally seeing how so many of the books I choose to share are centered around big lightbulb ideas. We even have a gesture for "thinking thinking thinking...BING!" Elmer in My Father's Dragon has a lot of them...just like you.

  5. Joy,
    I liked the suggestion of brainstorming several ideas. Cool poem!