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Friday, April 15, 2016

Reflection in Reverse

Happy Poetry Friday everyone!  Happy National Poetry Month too!  It's been a great month to wonder, think and reflect about words, thoughts and ideas.  Today, I wondered about what I would share for Poetry Friday.  I read the blog post by Michelle at Today's Little Ditty where today's Poetry Friday share is taking place.  I was inspired by the "Echo" idea and remembered back a long time ago when I had first written a "Reflect" poem.  After re-reading my poem and reflecting about the learning and wondering that I've been doing, I decided to revise it and do a revamp using some digital tools that I've learned about since I last wrote this poem.  So here is my "re"vision of "Reflection Day and Night":



Reflection Day and Night

Reflect
Think Constructively
Examine Closely
Imagine and Hope
Wonder of Purpose
Question
Record Thoughts, Words,
Ideas
Purposely Wonder
Reflect

Reflect
Wonder purposely
Ideas, words, thoughts, record
Question
Purpose of Wonder
Hope and Imagine
Closely Examine
Constructively Think
Reflect.

Thank you to all the poets who've been inspiring my writing and posting during National Poetry Month.  It sure has been fun to write, share and read all of the contributions being made.  A special thank you this week to Kathryn Apel and Greg Pincus for the Fib fun too.  Today's poem is not a Fib-but is a part of my regular heartbeat-always reflecting and thinking...

13 comments:

  1. Love your reflective piece. The image fits so nicely, too.

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    1. Thanks Donna! I had fun playing with design of the picture.

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  2. This is so cool, Amy, and a great teaching tool as well! I'm just sorry it took me most of the day to get here. I will share your link in my post where I talk about the other echo poems featured this week. Is it okay if I also include your digitized version in my echo poem wrap-up celebration at the end of the month? Because I "discovered" your poem instead of you telling me about it, I want to make sure I have your permission.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Glad you like it! I'd be happy to share it in the echo collection and wrap-up celebration!

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  3. Love this! We also love Echo Echo -I think we are blogging about it this month as well. The Echo format in your poem was really powerful -- totally changed meaning/feeling when it echoed. I might have to give that a try. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Clare

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    1. Thanks Clare! I will check out your post!

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  4. You've had a creative week with all your reflection, Amy. This is a clever combination of words and image... though I've gotta tell you, that picture has me thinking of chocolate!!

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    1. That's the color in our guest bathroom-almost everyone who goes in there says this...chocolate sweet, sweet chocolate!

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  5. I agree with Kathryn, at first I thought if was chocolate too, but then enlarged it. How beautiful it is, Amy. And I love the 'echo' poem, works beautifully, something to print and hang up, a good reminder to us all! And love those fibs this week, had fun commenting to Kathryn's post.

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    1. Thanks Linda! Great idea about printing and hanging up!

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  6. I love the "echo" in this poem. It is a wonderful topic for this structure. I agree with Linda. It's framable.

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  7. Nice work with the reverso poem Amy and the background does it justice.

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  8. Love this: "my regular heartbeat-always reflecting and thinking..."

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