Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's May!

Happy May Day!
Remember when we made May baskets and put them on a neighbor's doorstep, rang the bell or knocked, and then ran away?  They were supposed to chase you and give you a hug...or a kiss if it was your grandma or aunt or someone huggable like that!
I don't think kids even know about them anymore.  Pretty sad!
Anyway, happy May Day!
And I finished the A to Z Challenge.  I wrote poems for each day of the month (except Sundays), one for each letter of the alphabet, and made a tagxedo to go with each one, and tried to use a form of poetry that began with that letter (along with the font and style names of the Tagxedo).  I'm not sure what possessed me, other than my PCD (Poetic Compulsive Disorder).
So for today, I give you a haiku to May:

rainbow toes of spring
tiptoe past leaving color
in flowery paths

Enjoy the new month!

18 comments:

  1. Donna, very lovely...I just finished a poetry unit with my 5th graders and they did pretty well!

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    1. Haiku poetry is fun to teach to kids of all ages, and fun to write!

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  2. i love that poem, it captures my thinking today haha!

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    1. Hi, Lynn! Thanks for stopping by today! I'm still checking in on your posts!

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  3. I love May Day! Each of my kids woke to a "May Day Basket" on their door knobs. I love that tradition. :)
    Ruth

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    1. Oh, that's so sweet, Ruth! They must have loved that!

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  4. Congratulations-you did it! It was quite a time for sure. I love that you personified spring into toes & tiptoeing. Very lovely thought, Donna!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I feel like I need another challenge, but maybe it's time to figure out what kind of writing I do...

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  5. Congratulations on completing the Challenge! That's awesome. I didn't know about that tradition. Lovely little haiku.

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    1. Same to you! It was fun, wasn't it? Now I'd like to read more of the blogS and posts I missed

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  6. Great haiku to start off the month! Congrats on successfully finishing the A-Z Challenge!!!

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    1. Thanks, Mandy! And congratulations to you , too!

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  7. What a glorious haiku....I for one have enjoyed the fruits of your PCD.

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  8. I remember hearing about May Day events but can't say they were a part of my childhood. Congrats on completing the challenge.

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  9. Yes, I do remember May Day baskets! It was a sweet custom.

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  10. Some friends and I were just talking today about the "lost" custom of May Day baskets. That's an unfortunate loss. YOU have been busy with your poetry! Good for you. Thanks for sharing the colorful haiku. Beautiful!!

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