I want to again thank the wonderful Irene Latham for organizing this year’s 2014 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem…it turned out beautifully, considering each of its 30 lines was written by a different person! This year, it started off with Charles Waters’ opening line:
Sitting on a rock, airing out my feelings to the universe
…and then meandered throughout the kidlitosphere blog by blog, finally concluding thusly, courtesy of Tara Smith:
For now my dreams dance along with a gentle blue eyed friend.
I’m proud to have been a part of the Progressive Poem (having added line #8). Because reading a poem and hearing a poem can leave one with different impressions and feelings, I offered to record a reading of the poem and share it here with readers and fellow bloggers. Fellow writer and blogger Renee LaTulippe will also be recording a reading of the poem – so it will be interesting to see how (or IF) the male perspective differs from a female one. I’ll be sure to share the link of her recording, once it’s available.
You can read the entire poem HERE, and be sure to check out all the other Poetry Friday happenings at Jama Rattigan’s place – she has a beautiful tribute to her mom, plus enough strawberry shortcake and tea for everyone!
UPDATE! Renee has recorded her reading of the poem, too! Check out her version here:
CRIME POETRY: Yours Truly was featured this week!
If you had a chance to catch my interview with crime poetry editor/poet Gerald So a couple weeks ago, you’ll recall we discussed crime poetry, what it is and what he’s been doing over at The 5-2: Crime Poetry Weekly. I’m proud that he liked a poem I submitted enough to share it with his readers as this week’s featured poem!
To read the poem, “To the Accused,” as well as hear me reading it, click HERE…I hope you like it!
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