Ruth Ayers Writes-Celebrating This Week
With April 1 beginning the kick-off to National Poetry Month and just completing the Slice of Life Story Challenge, I feel inspired to continue writing. I may not be posting every day but I am going for the daily writing. I am celebrating inspiration today because there is much going around.
First, I read Carrie's slice about Spring poems she wrote with her class. She shared a new book title,
When Green Becomes Tomatoes by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Julie Morstead. She shared a form of two by two words to create nine-word poems. I thought this would be a great way to help students create poetry about springtime happenings.
Next, I was inspired by Carol, inviting participation in poetrylicious offerings...which I joined in yesterday. I jumped in on the #poetryfriday link up. There is so much wonderful writing happening around us. I read many poems yesterday, each creating imagery to be savored in the soul.
Then, I connected with Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and her idea of wallowing in the daily wonder from Wonderopolis.org. She's keeping the "daily wonder" with her all day and using it to inspire a poem she'll share the next day on her blog, The Poem Farm. She invited others to join too...so I am!
Finally, yesterday's wonder was about whether the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
As a result of all these connections, here is my poem...inspired by yesterday's wonder...
My surroundings glow with green-ness. I feel so blessed to be where I am.
By Amy Rudd
So grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities in my life. Won't you celebrate green-ness with me?