A Garden Story
Plant an annual
for a vibrant garden now—
plant again next year.
for yearly vibrant gardens—
growing more each year.
Long ago planted,
my purple periwinkle
pops up everywhere.
Again today I took a walk in the yard and noticed something new: my periwinkle popping up where it was not before. I love that about perennials: they just keep growing.
So again, I am observing and writing what I see. It’s not an earth-shattering, emotional poem: it’s one of what is, day by day, a document of life in our every day.
I may return to it and revise it, add a twist or surprise. I may even change the form or add rhyme. But the moment, the little event of a periwinkle is recorded in poem and picture.
The poem above is a haiku: learn how to write one here [Kenn Nesbitt ] and here [The Writing Cooperative ].
For Prompts, see these posts:
Day 42 The Prize— a moment in time; keeping a journal to document changes over time
Day 38 4.20.2020— observe; draw or snap a picture
Day 35 Warming Hope— writing and revising haiku
About this post:
Be safe out there. Find ways to help yourself, your family, and others keep going! We can do this together!
April is time for NaPoWriMo — National Poetry Writing Month, try a bit of poetry and art to encourage others to be safe with each other. Something short. Something inclusive. Something of spring and hope. #NaPoWriMo/#GloPoWriMo
The Academy of Poets encourages us to write #shelterinpoems. Get some ideas there and share your own.
Tons of information can be found at Poets.org: National Poetry Month and here: Virtual Programs.
National Council of Teachers of English also offers suggestions here.