Saturday, April 2, 2016

Inspired by Green-ness

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 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 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.

Inspired Green-ness
By Amy Rudd

Grass greener?
Bird's-eye view...
No way!
Appreciating mine!

Focus instead
Eyes here
Greenly views
Near perfect 

So grateful for all of the wonderful opportunities in my life.  Won't you celebrate green-ness with me?


  1. Love your glow with green-ness poem and here is a challenge for you, Amy. Why not take a photo of your green surroundings and pair it with your poem to create a digital composition for my upcoming gallery, Springs Seeds? or Create a new digital composition to send in. Have fun! Thanks for the shoutout!

    1. Added the poem picture Carol! Challenge met!

  2. Love your green grass poem and the idea of connecting it to the daily Wonder! Being grateful and appreciating our world just as it is -- priceless!


  3. So many "wonder-full" challenges ready for Poetry Month. I am glad you've jumped in, Amy. The poem is lovely, & after our blizzard, we are having "green-ly" views all around too.

  4. Nearly perfect indeed! I'm glad your "grass" is so green! This poem makes me smile with contentment.

  5. I love April as it is the month when I do put POETRY front and center!! Also check out Kenn Nesbitt's website...filled wih fun poetry stuff!! Have a great month of poetry!!

  6. This poem is such a good reminder! Glow with green-ness is great too. Here's to feeling this all month long on the journey together! :)

  7. I am celebrating your enthusiasm for continuing writing by jumping into the poetry challenges this month. Your mind will be spinning with all the poetry.

  8. I love to see your excitement for poetry. I have seen quite a few celebrations involving poems. It makes me want to write a few too. Thanks. :)

  9. Focusing on the here and now is so important...and celebrating what is part of your here and now. Love it. I'm glad you're going to keep writing...sounds like a great plan!


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