Found In Our Lawn of Clover
One day while out in the yard, I paused at circles of white in the clover– little parasols, pleated and transparent, catching the morning dew.
Beautiful and dainty, but by the end of the day, black and dying, having completed their part of the food web: to transform decaying plant matter into rich nutrients.
With our iPhones, we were able to capture the little fungi to remember their delicate beauty. I’m glad we did. This was 2017, and we’ve not seen them again.
So, when WriteOut Daily Create [ #DS106 @ds106dc #tdc3933 #writeout ] asked for small poems for a collaborative project, these small beauties came to mind– an outdoor delight perfect for WriteOut and a small haiku poem:
A Day is Life
Dainty parasolSheri Edwards
Open in the clover’s green
Closing life’s cycle.
Take a look through your own photos on your device or albums, and choose one to write a small poem. It could be a description, your feelings about it, a hope. If you’d like to write a haiku, see children’s poet Ken Nesbitt’s How To Write a Haiku.
And…….Why I Write: National Day on Writing
The National Day on Writing is sponsored by the National Writing Project and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to share #WHYIWRITE. Everyone is invited to take this one step further by writing outside as part of the Write Out partnership with the National Park Service.
So, find a place outside to breath deep and write — on your phone, in a notebook, in the dirt, or on the sidewalk. Share it with your family, friends, neighbors or someone close to you. Perhaps take a picture of it or even record yourself reading it. Share on social media along with the hashtags #writeout and #whyiwrite. Here are a more invitations to this event, from Twitter:
This post is part of the October WRITEOUT adventure of the National Writing Project and the National Park Service — a STEAM-powered Write Out 2022. Organized as a public invitation to get out and create, supported by a series of free online activities, Write Out invites educators, students, and families to explore national parks and other public spaces. The goal is to connect and learn through place-based writing and sharing. Learn more and sign up: https://writeout.nwp.org