A to Z on a Plate - E

Today line 6 in the Progressive Poem is written by Carol at Beyond LiteracyLink.
I am writing a poem a day for NaPoWriMo (#NaPoWriMo) and linking up with Margaret Simon's sharing of poems inspired by an image. (#imagepoems) 
Visit more sites in the A-to-Z Challenge, where everything is about E today - Day 5! (#atozchallenge)


morning's eye peeks up 
over the edge of the blanket
shaded lids opening a bit at a time
soft light expanding to radiate
over all the field and pond
then trudges across the day
looking down it keeps track of its
progress as it draws shadows
across the land
and follows birds
until it slips back
into bed at nightfall
but before shutting out the light
one last beaming
one bit of fluffing up the clouds
in pinks and golds
before calling it quits, 
it slips a bookmark
into life's story
to pick up where it left off

©Donna JT Smith, 2016, all rights reserved


Would like to try your hand at a poem about Elvis?  That one should be fun!
I am posting the poems written in response to the extra license plates on Sundays when there is no letter for the A-to-Z Challenge.  Last week's poems submitted by commenters may be found at this link: Surplus Plate Poems here!
Do YOU have a vanity plate beginning with the letter E?  
Let me know in the comments!  Or just comment.  
I like those, too!

#atozchallenge #NaPoWriMo #imagepoems

Please put your url or link in your comment, so I can easily jog on over to your site!

See you tomorrow for a plateFul of F! 


  1. I agree with Mary. Your poem really was lovely.

    1. Thanks! And thanks for taking the time in this busy A-to-Z to drop comments here! It's much appreciated!

  2. Eventide, the very word is a poem. Your words make it graceful and light. These poems have been such fun.

    1. I was so glad to have seen this plate! Elvis just wasn't going to do it for me!

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    1. Hey, Lynn! Nice to see you! I'll have to check in more often with you this month again.

  4. Oooh! What a beautiful poem. I love the tone and imagery. I felt like I was there. Great license plate!

  5. I'm here catching up on the plates I missed. Love these lines:

    "one bit of fluffing up the clouds
    in pinks and golds
    before calling it quits,
    it slips a bookmark
    into life's story"

    Lovely eventide poem, Donna.


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