Happy Poetry Friday! I’m continuing the celebration of poem in your pocket day, while celebrating our slowly advancing spring–with a poem of mine and a poem by Sidney Wade.
POCKETFUL OF POEMS
in your pockets,
1, 2, 3,
for a mate,
till you take
one step closer,
My best friend
busy as she’ll
Gather ‘em all,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
spring critter poems,
© 2018 Michelle Kogan
FIRST GREEN FLARE
by Sidney Wade
Read the rest of her poem at Poets.org
The lovely poet/author Irene Latham at Live Your Poem is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Irene! She’s been writing poems each day for National Poetry Writing Month, her projects called ARTSPEAK! Her poems have focused on “art and artists from the Harlem Renaissance.”
On my blog for National Poetry Writing Month I’ve been focusing on flora, fauna, and our environment. Here’s a list of the poems I’ve posted so far:
Poem one– DEAR APRIL
Poem two–Haiku Azaleas
Poem three–ODE TO SHUN LEE
Poem four–Haiku Daffodils
Poem five–APRIL’S MYSTERIES
Poem six–APRIL’S BUDS
Poem seven–A LOVELY BEETLE
Poem eight–CHANGES IN NATURE
Poem nine-HURRY SPRING
Poem 10-ANIMAL TRACKS
Poem 11-APRIL SNAKE
Poem 12-Haiku NARCISSUS
Poem 13– A CELEBRATION & SPRING
Poem 14–Haiku TULIPS
Poem 15–Birds’ Perspective
Poem 16–WHO’S IN THE MOON?
Poem 17–Haiku Tulips and Sparrow
Poem 18– RACHEL CARSON’S WORDS
Poem 19–Haiku VIOLETS
Poem 20–THE EARTH CALLS NOW-at Today’s Little Ditty in comments
Poem 21–Haiku SPRING PRUNING
Poem 23–Cherita HYACINTH’S
Poem 25–Haiku Dillies
Squirrels do go “trapezing,” don’t they? I’m glad for their acrobatic, speedy ways because my pup likes to give them a chase! She also likes to chase rabbits and birds, but not bees… Cool project, Michelle!
Sounds like you have a smart pup—when it comes to bees 🐝 thanks Tabatha!
I love all those spring critter poems to stuff in pockets! I think spring has finally decided to stick around (keeping my fingers crossed, anyway)!
Thanks Kay, I’ve got my fingers crossed too!
I love the imagery associated w/ the many animals who signal the arrival of spring.
Thanks Glenda, it’s a sketch and I’ll finish up in paint.
I love your drawings and the poems that accompany them. I also like the posting list of your poems.
Thanks Jone, April’s been a pretty full month for poems and art.
What a life affirming, joyful poem (love your drawing too!). We have quite a few trapezing squirrels around here. 🙂
Thanks Jama, they’re great for clearing one’s head!
Thanks Jama, those squirrels sure are busy now, even with our cooler temps they seem to know it’s spring.
Wow, Michelle, look at all the poems you’ve written! A lovely spring indeed… I look forward to revisiting. Meanwhile, trapezing and pogoing are so alive in your poem… thank you! xo
Thanks Irene, I look forward to catching your Art Speaks poems that I missed—rich series!
Hi Irene, Yes I think we’ve all been writing up a storm of poetry this month! I look forward to filling in the poems I missed of yours too, thanks!
Love your critters poem. It’s finally nice enough in the Midwest that we’re getting more wildlife activity. It’s lovely to see and makes me happy- just like this poem did. Thanks for sharing.
Yes we are definitely getting more wildlife activity, now we need some warmer temps.
Good Sunday Morning, Michelle! A busy weekend has me making the Poetry Friday rounds a bit later than usual. You and Sydney have the right idea. Short, sweet, fun and bouncy. PERFECT poems for pockets….and lots more place. I especially like ” squirell’s ballerina bounce” You must also….with that illustration!
Thanks Linda, I’m perpetually late in my responses for Poetry. Despite our chilly weather the critters are out and about!
Hooray for spring!
Yes, come on Spring!
Michelle, is your spring critter poems to stuff in pockets the beginnings of a children’s book? I like the stanza on the robin and enjoyed your alliteration throughout. You have been very busy this month. I will need time to go back and read them. I find there is so much out there in the land of poetry this month that it is tough to get around. At my PF post, I announced my new gallery.
Love all those wonderful verbs! I’m not sure a pocket can hold them all! 😉 Great poem and wow, what a productive month you’ve had!
Love the trapezing squirrel and your joyful counting.