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A to Z on a Plate - Z

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AmaZing!!!!
I can't believe April is over! No more A to Z Challenge.  National Month of poetry concludes.  What will we do with our time?
Z is the final letter embrace that graces our plates for 2016.  And the month is done.  But let's not finish without a bit of ZEAL!

Here are two zealous acrostic poems - forward and backwards each....for A "to Z" Finale....
(And after that, there is the Progressive Poem... so if you are here only for that... keep scrolling down!)


Zip and
Energy in
All of
Life, with
Laughter
Abundant and
Especially
Zestful.

Zest or zeal to
End this ordeal
A to Z- no
Letters to go. None
Left in the
Alphabet - the
Eventual outcome -
Zero!


The plates were full.  The plates have been licked clean.  They are parked just as they were found, so we can start over next year! Zero left!!
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
But now there is one LAST piece of "poetic business" to attend to....

This is the final line of the Progressive …

A to Z on a Plate - Y

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Y - We are nearing the end of the plates!  There's only one plate left in the set of 26!
If you get a chance, check out Violet Nesdolay's "found poem" using some of my vanity plates in the challenge! Way cool!

It is day 25 in the A to Z Challenge, and it is Poetry Friday over at Buffy Silverman atBuffy’s Blog.

Michelle H. Barnes has rounded up the collection of poems written on the theme of "echo" today, on Today's Little Ditty.
So here's The Poem on a Plate for Y.
I talked to the woman who had this plate to ask her permission to photograph it.  Then I asked her why she had this plate.  She told me that she wants to give people the message to slow down... stop rushing around and speeding.  I'm with her!

Why You Rushing?

Don't ask me that question,
I don't know just why
But when I am driving
I tend to just fly;
I'm not really rushing,
I just can't drive slow,
And if you don't like it
You know where you should go ->
There'…

A to Z on a Plate - X

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Here it is, Day 24 of the Alphabet on a Plate in the AtoZ Challenge! We are nearing the finish line.  According to my calculations we have approximately two more days to go.
X marks the spot on a plate...

YEAH!  WAHOO!  X-cellent! I found a good one on March 28th....
Expressing Yourself
When you know what you want to say, And then you really say it; When people hear just want you mean And wince when you convey it;
When you, my dear, articulate Expressing honest feelings, Then you, alone, are subject to  The harshest of their dealings.
So think before you speak too much, And temper what you're saying, Or consequently, from your words The piper you'll be paying.
©Donna JT Smith, 2016, all rights reserved






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Please leave a comment and put your url or link in your comment, so I can jog on over to your site! See you tomorrow for a plate of Y!

A to Z on a Plate - W

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I am posting "on the road" with my iPad today, so bear withe me if there's a glitch.  Sometimes my iPad won't let me do as much as easily as I want!  For some reason, after using the touch screen for a while, it doesn't recognize my fingers anymore. Then it skips letters I thought I'd typed and auto-corrects into gibberish.  It hasn't as much to do with the iPad as it does the temperature or "electro-something" of my fingers, because a stylus okay and so are other fingers that I've "borrowed" to test it out!

I had not started a poem for W yet, and thought some about it last night before going to sleep.  I tried a couple, but Wolf 7 kept popping up and ruining all the other poetic attempts   So I succumbed to the Wolf poem.  I wrote it this morning without a lot of edits. So I guess this is supposed to be " the one".

Goldilocks and the 7 Wolves

Goldie came to live one day
Beside a flowing stream
In a house amid the woods …

A to Z on a Plate - V

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It is the 26th of April, and we are getting near the close of the month!  A to Z Challenge will conclude on the last day of April with the letter Z.  National Poetry Month will end.  NaPoWriMo will be at a close.  The Progressive Poem will be relegated to the archives with the past poem creations.  What will May hold in store?  I'm sure it will be glorious.  But it seems like it will be a sadder month without the fun of reading and writing blog posts daily.  I guess it is time for another challenge.  Maybe just a personal challenge of writing and reading blogs daily for the month of May.  Or maybe it really is time for a break from the daily blogging and add more to my personal unpublished works.  I will have to see what seems right for me.   Plenty of time to ponder that...there are 5 more days, after all!

Now for V on a Plate.  There were not a lot of V's.  And this one is technically an O.  However, the person who owned the car with this plate was in the car reading when I…

A to Z on a Plate - U

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It's Day 21 in the A to Z Challenge!  Almost done with our alphabet!  Check out the A to Z Challenge link on the side navigation bar to meet more bloggers writing about R today.
Then also check out the list on the side bar to check in on the Progressive Poem today!  The poem is coming along beautifully and will be finished on April 30, when I add the final line...which I could be very nervous about, but am trying not to be.

U is next on the plate!  U plates are not as readily found as other letters, but there are a few.


I want you to hear You are loved; That my words will echo in your mind - Speaking softly or seriously, Grandly or tickly, Tearfully or giggly. I want you to know You are cherished; That it matters what happens to you - Whether epic or simple, Joyous or sad, Winning or losing. I want you to feel You are adored; That a hand is there to hold always - In darkness or day, Stumbling or sure, Praying or playing.
I want you to love Being loved;
But if you don't, It won&#…

Extra Plate Sunday

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Today there is the customary break in the AtoZ Challenge, so I am featuring poems that were submitted to go with a plate.  Brenda Harsham submitted one - or two - for each day and even submitted a vanity plate from Virginia.
Margaret Simon added her poem on a plate for OK.
This has been lots of fun.  Not much time remains.  Our alphabet and April grow shorter as the days grow longer!

First here's my poem - not a plate poem, but a poem written in response to a picture my daughter sent me last week of my two grandchildren, ages 4 and 2 (next week), as they were helping with the yard work and discovered a worm.


On Being a Worm

Be brown and
Carry crumbly dirt
When you emerge,
But don't assert -
For you are soft,
Can't hold your ground
If any robins
Are around;
But underground's
A different thing A place where  There's no beak or wing.
So you are safe
from all such beasts
Who might make you
Their squirmy feast.
In the soil is your domain
It's dark as dirt and bu…

A to Z on a Plate - T

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Today is day 20 of the A to Z Challenge (see navigation on sidebar) - the letter T.  I've photographed and alphabetized vanity plates from our local area in Maine, and am writing poems to go with one for each letter of the alphabet - plus and extra on Sundays, since it is National Poetry Month and I'm committed to writing a poem a day for April.  I am also linking to Margaret Simon's challenge to write a poem in response to a picture each day.  Most pictures are a bit more "picturesque" than mine, but it is still a picture!
And again, if you have a poem inspired by one of these plates, please include it in your comment, or email it, or tell me where to find it on your site, and I will include it in the Sunday review here. 

#atozchallenge #NaPoWriMo #imagepoems
It is also the 2erd day and 23rd line for the Progressive Poem, the brainchild of Irene Latham. Check on the side navigation to go to today's new line.

T is for Two Maine Plates in the poem…

A to Z on a Plate - S

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Today is day 19 of the A to Z Challenge (see navigation on sidebar) - the letter S.  I've photographed and alphabetized vanity plates from our local area in Maine, and am writing poems to go with one for each letter of the alphabet - plus and extra on Sundays, since it is National Poetry Month and I'm committed to writing a poem a day for April.  I am also linking to Margaret Simon's challenge to write a poem in response to a picture each day.  Most pictures are a bit more "picturesque" than mine, but it is still a picture!
And again, if you have a poem inspired by one of these plates, please include it in your comment, or email it, or tell me where to find it on your site, and I will include it in the Sunday review here. 

#atozchallenge #NaPoWriMo #imagepoems
It is also the 22nd day and 22nd line for the Progressive Poem, the brainchild of Irene Latham. Check on the side navigation to go to today's new line.

Oh, my, and I forgot!!!! It's Poetr…