Friday, March 1, 2013

I'm In for Everything!

It's a big day today!  It's the start of the Slice of Life Challenge to post every day in March...and it's Poetry Friday....and the March Madness Poetry Competitors have just been named.  I am in for ALL of them!  March has come in like a lion!

So today, check out other Slices at Two Writing Teachers.
And check out some great poetry links for Poetry Friday, hosted this week by Julie Larios at the Drift Record.

Ed DeCaria at Think Kid Think has begun the new March Madness poetry competition for 2013, and I am one of the 64 starting authletes. Poets/authletes had to submit a short bit of a poem to express their desire to be a contestant. I have posted my poem below.

For more information go to Ed's site (link above).  There will be lots of opportunities to read and vote on poems especially written with ages 5 - 15 in mind.  Hey, have your students vote!  Now that would be some authentic voting!

Authletes are paired against each other.  Then each is given a random word and a day to write a poem including that word.  The poems are posted on Ed's site where anyone may vote for their favorites.  Winning authletes will be re-paired with another winning authlete, and each of the remaining authletes will receive a new word to use in a new poem.  At the end there will be one winner...the winner of The Thinkier trophy.  Exciting times!  I am paired with last years winner, Stephen W. Cahill, for this first round of poems!  No pressure!

Here's my submission for entry into the March Madness Poetry 2013 competition:

I couldn't be a mime
And not use words sublime -
Sweet craving all the time,
This need to make them rhyme!

Check into the first round of poems to vote on Wednesday, March 13, with more poems coming from the authletes for the rest of the month.

19 comments:

  1. I do wish you luck & no matter who you're against, you're a winner to me! I agree with your poem, you do have that craving, Donna! I'm in too, & so busy, I'm not sure if I should be. I have company coming that weekend! Anyway, best wishes to you!

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    1. I wish you luck also, Linda! It's going to be a hectic month all in all, isn't it? "Just keep swimming!" as Dory would say!

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    1. Thanks, Terje! And then there's April!

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  3. Good luck with the poetry competition. You are certainly giving yourself a challenge this March. I hope the month goes well for you.

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    1. March is a great month! Nothing like a good challenge or two to keep your mind off the fact that it's still snowing in Maine!

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  4. Good luck. You have taken on quite the set of challenges. If anyone can do it - you can.

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    1. Thanks! I enjoy a challenge, and it's just fun reading everyone's posts and entries every day. Lucky I'm retired!

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  5. Holy cow! You do love a challenge, don't you. You can do poetry like no one else. Didn't you do the A-Z poetry challenge too in April last year? Hats off to you and best of luck. Remind me when the voting it near, so I can vote. :-)

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    1. I did do the A to Z poetry challenge last year and will be there again...or that's the plan anyway!

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  6. Good luck! I'll be reading and voting throughout March! What a fun month of March Madness you have planned. Enjoy! =)

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  7. Lots of challenges for you. Good luck!

    BTW: I just got home from a day trip and saw how many replies you made to other slicers. Thanks so much for all of your clear explanations, Donna!

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    1. No emails back yet, so I'm hoping it helps everyone.

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  8. Oh, well done! You are busy this March....good for you, Donna.

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    1. Maybe I won't notice the snow if I keep busy!

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  9. Good luck, Donna! I'll be cheering you & everyone on, while Robyn Hood Black and I battle it out in the first round!

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    1. Good luck to you too! It's going to be an awesome competition!

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  10. Fun! Yes, it would be awfully miserable to be a mime!

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