Monday, March 31, 2008

National Poetry Writing Month

My goal: 30 days, 30 poems. To begin:

journey back a time
ancestors walked these dirt roads
one room school house speaks

Susquehanna River
grandmother fished along banks
sings songs to nature

I am traveling with my aunt to rural Pennsylvania. We are spending time look at where my grandmother's family lived.

I may not have access to the computer again until Friday but I will be writing in my journal.

How about you? A poem a day for 30 days?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Haiku: Laughter

Today's prompt is "laughter" at One Single Impression. In honor of having my portfolios sent off to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards on Thursday evening last.

laughter gone many months
brow furrowed in reflection
box gone-chuckle

spring day daffodils
giggle, lift heads toward sun
feet tap, dance a jig

More on the NBPTS soon.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

One Single Impression: Change

There is a new blog for weekly haiku: One Single Impression. Two contributors of One Deep Breath decided to take up where it the blog ended. Thank you, Sandy and Andree for stepping up.
The first prompt, "change" is so appropriate.

constant chaos: change
wind shifts, leaves scatter, branches
burst into color

rain pounds windowpane
fingers pound computer keys
words splatter change

Please visit our new online community, One Single Impression.