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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How Can You Make a River?

I am not really back, but have a couple of minutes to spare.   I am still in waa-waa land with my new granddaughter, and old grandson (ha!).  He does look so big and grown up now next to a newborn!
I will be purchasing a new car when I return.  Mine was officially "totaled" in our accident 3 weeks ago on our trip to be with our daughter and son-in-law at the birth of our second grandchild.
Poetry Jam today calls for a poem about " 'wet or dry' and to reflect on rain or lack of.....Or you can think of rain or drought metaphorically."


when the rain stopped
my mother taught us
to connect puddles
to make rivers
with a stick
dig a trench
from top of the driveway
to the bottom
trace a line from one puddle to another
watch a puddle empty
and the next one fill
break off a bit of stick
to float down your river
see how far it can go
before you poke it back into the flow
she was drying out the driveway
we were making rivers
floating boats
getting wet
though I don’t remember the latter
I just assume it
how can you make a river
and not get wet?

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Exhausted but Happy

Great March Madness 2014!  Thanks, Ed, for hosting that wonderful event.
Wonderful SOLC 2014!  Thanks all in Two Writing Teachers for running that event.
Super Poetry Month!  Thanks, poets of the world, for writing poetry!
Awesome A-to-Z Challenge in April!  Thanks, Arlee and company!
Amazing Progressive Poem in April!  Thanks, Irene Latham and all the other poets!

I have so much to say, but so little ability to say it today.  So, I am going to take the day off (ok, this isn't taking the day off, if I keep writing!).

Posting 61 days (see list above) straight, having a "we walked away from it" car accident and being blessed with a new granddaughter has left me very happy, but also very tired!  It's a good tired though.
So have a pleasant day.  My daughter comes home from the hospital the day before her birthday.  I have to go get her a present.  It's going to be tough.  How can you top a newborn?
If you really must read more...
please feel free to check out any of my posts in April that you haven't read yet!  
I'll be back!