Again this year I am writing a poem a day to celebrate National Poetry Month. It's my FOURTH YEAR in a ROW of writing a poem a day for the A to Z Challenge. My theme this year, is signs I've photographed and poems to go with them.
|For more AtoZ fun click on the R!|
Tomorrow, meet me at Laura Shovan's Author Amok for my guest post! The topic for April is Clothing Poems... I'll have a few originals and a few oldies and some good links, to boot - no I'm not doing boots.
Today I have a Rondeau (for R) for my R sign:
A Rondeau has 15 lines in all, arranged as three stanzas: first a quintet (5), then a quatrain (4), and a sestet (6). Its rhyme scheme is: aabba aabR aabbaR. The R (refrain) is short and is a phrase from the first line. All the other lines are longer and have the same metrical length.
Reserved Parking for Sweet Dreamers
Sweet dreamers may park here to sleep,
A vigil we will gladly keep;
Relax, repose, with closing eyes -
You’ll be surprised how fast time flies
While you enjoy your rest so deep.
As round the dial the clock hands sweep
And sun retreats for moon’s slow creep,
The stars call out with shiny cries,
Don’t be alarmed if you count sheep,
For as they leap, sweet dreams you’ll reap;
It will not take too many tries
Before succumbing to the prize;
When you awake the birds will cheep,
©Donna JT Smith, 2015
I cannot believe that we are on S tomorrow!
Tomorrow is also Earth Day.
And remember, I'll see you HERE again with some silly S stuff.
And don't forget I'll be guest host at Author Amok at Laura Shovan's! Exciting stuff...oooohh! And my clothing topic begins with an S! Ha. Just realized that. I mean, I am so clever. Look how I put all this together to be a super-well-thought-out, incredibly and meticulously organized day. Yup. That's me. Or I...
My SOL, hosted at Two Writing Teachers, for Tuesday - I have begun reading with a child who is homeschooled, but whose mom is concerned about his progress. Ah, to be teaching and not testing. I am loving this time doing what I love to do, but not the ugly parts! I don't even have to do recess duty or bus duty!
Finding printable books online, scouring the public library for appropriately leveled books, and dumping boxes of books from past teaching days or books soon to be a grandchild's... is there anything funner? Yes. Making up activities and games. Watching the osprey via web cam as they return to their nest. Finding out interests for later motivations and inspirations.
And R is for Reading directions, too. My daughter sent me this text and picture:
|First he built for fun then he asked me for the instructions and made this truck!|