Friday, March 16, 2012

Journey or Sojourn?



I am doing the Think Kid, Think poetry challenge starting yesterday.   You have to visit Ed DeCaria's site!  There are some great original poems being created in sessions of 36 hours.  Enjoy reading them, and then voting on your favorites. 
I had the word "sojourn", and wrote two poems: one I've posted here on the TKT site for the challenge/contest, and the "leftover poem" I decided to post here for my Poetry Friday and the March SOL Challenge... so it's a multipurpose poem!

This one lent itself to literacy, plus it was a giant slice of my day Wednesday, writing poetry and sitting inside on a very snowy day.  Remember how I said you had to keep an eye and ear out for the weather report?  Well, it snowed from Tuesday early evening until early Thursday morning up in Aroostook County.  All I can say is it's a good thing we didn't HAVE to leave yesterday.  We could sojourn a while longer!

So here's the poem I didn't use:

Sojourn or Journey?

Sojourn or journey, which will it be -
Stay here a while, or set off to see
People and places of interest to me?

Sojourn or journey?  Which to embrace?
There's no need to choose; I'll curl up in this place,
And see all the sights, with a book in my face!

Remember again to check out TKT the main scoreboard for many fine poems written with time and word constraints.  Look at the guidelines for voting, and then dive in for some fun!

18 comments:

  1. I haven't heard of TKT before. Thanks for including the link to it. I will be perusing the site more during daylight hours. :)

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    1. When you are awake, you are going to have a wonderful treat!

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  2. I had to go check which was your poem to see if I voted for you today. I did! Love the March Madness Poetry event. Someone else doing the Slice Challenge is also writing in it http://lindakulp.blogspot.com/ (you probably knew that already but just in case...). Congrats on participating and the great poems! Very inspiring.

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    1. The contest is close! I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for voting! Hope you could spend some time reading lots of them!

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  3. Sojourn or journey? Which to embrace?
    Great question! I checked in to TKT today - great stuff! I'm struggling to keep up with the March Challenge as it is, so I'll have to enjoy all that creativity without participating in the effort ... not a bad deal!

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    1. I'm glad you got to check it out! There are some really fun poems you can share with classes, or just enjoy yourself...lots of chuckles, too!

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  4. What a fun poem. I couldn't help but sing it as I read it. Has a similar rhythmn to Dr. Seuss. How fun...I wish that I had a good feel for writing poetry. You seem to do it so effortlessly.

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    1. If you click on the link you can see my other poem. I'd love to have some votes...if you like it!

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  5. I like this poem too Donna, & loved your other one. I didn't win by 3 votes! I think you are ahead the last time I checked. It is a fun thing that Ed put together.

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    1. I couldn't believe how your contest was going! What a tennis match! You got my vote and my husband's too!

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  6. Donna, we miss your poems at school. Glad you are still writing them and also glad the family got good news yesterday:)

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    1. Thanks, Wanda! God answered our prayers! I couldn't be more thankful today.

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  7. Good poem. I need to book mark this site!

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    1. This keeps on going, getting better and better, is my bet! Definitely a site to bookmark!

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  8. What a fun challenge. I liked your poem here today...see all the sites with a book in my face! Great line

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  9. As I sit this evening on my patio listening to birds chirping and enjoying the slight breeze while I read slices, I can't believe you had snow. Winter needs to go rest somewhere else. I love your poem, I'm with Deb on the last line.

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  10. "Stay here a while, or set off to see." Lovely.

    Cathy

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  11. Thank you for sharing the link. Enjoy your posts.

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