Focus: My One Little Word ~ Day 29/30 #NationalPoetryMonth

My one little word for 2020 is focus, so using that word as an acrostic made sense to me as I make a major change in my life – retirement. This acrostic mirrors the sentiments of filing my retirement paperwork and all the changes that goes along with the decision. Below is the picture I drew in early January for my post announcing my one little word. I think retirement may give me more time to reach these goals.

Orchids: A Haiku ~ Day 26/30 #NationalPoetryMonth

A rainy Sunday during quarantine has me reaching for my colored markers and drawing pad. A quick sketch turns into a haiku about the blossoms that appeared on the strange looking stems on what I thought was a dead orchid plant. I guess I have a green thumb?

Celebrate: Day 24/30 #NationalPoetryMonth

Six years ago I created this blog as a place to find, record, and share my blessings during a most difficult time. Writing regularly through this site has guided me through that rough time and given me so much comfort, love, and hope. Today I have much to celebrate indeed! Here’s to six years of writing and new friendships!

Little Ballerina: DAY 23/30 #NationalPoetryMonth

I was wanting to write a limerick and as I was watching my granddaughter dancing in her little outfit these words quickly made their way on paper. In my intent to make this limerick funny, which most limericks are, I added little bragging line at the end. And on a funny side note, when I read the poem back to my family my granddaughter pointed out “Bebe (grandma) my tutu is purple not pink!” She wasn’t that interested in knowing that pink fit rhythmically better than purple.

Little Ballerina: DAY 23/30 #NationalPoetryMonth

I was wanting to write a limerick and as I was watching my granddaughter dancing in her little outfit these words quickly made their way on paper. In my intent to make this limerick funny, which most limericks are, I added little bragging line at the end. And on a funny side note, when I read the poem back to my family my granddaughter pointed out “Bebe (grandma) my tutu is purple not pink!” She wasn’t that interested in knowing that pink fit rhythmically better than purple.

Announcement: Day 22/30 #NationalPoetryProject

The governor announced school being closed through the end of the school year yesterday during a zoom meeting. The beeping and dinging of devices was enough to know what was happening without turning on the news. I wanted to try to capture this feeling with today’s draft poem.