Surplus Plates for Sunday

Sunday is an "off day" for the A-to-Z Challenge, but not for me, since I'm also doing NaPoWriMo.  And I'm Tweeting an image poem with Margaret Simon. I still need to write a poem a day for April.  So here's my extra for today taken from the surplus plates I've photographed.
#NaPoWriMo #imagepoems

Building material used by
Littlest youngsters or learned
Oldsters, in the
Construction of

©Donna JT Smith, 2016, all rights reserved

And I'm also featuring any poets who have taken up the offer to provide fodder for their poems this month.  Last week, I shared that week's Surplus Plate Poems here, in case you missed them!

New Poems created by commenters this week for the Surplus Vanity Plates Challenge:

Brenda had a marvelous time this past week turning out some really great poems!

strut, glide, move
twitch those feathers
blues chicken

by Brenda Davis Harsham, 2016, all rights reserved

Celtic tiger 
enjoys the greening
 boom and bust
 by Brenda Davis Harsham, 2016, all rights reserved

wordlust wyrm
breathes fire poetry
drag*n loud

by Brenda Davis Harsham, 2016, all rights reserved

blue suede shoes dance
cuz Elvis is everywhere
still breaking hearts

by Brenda Davis Harsham, 2016, all rights reserved

zany words clink-linked
fantasy pings and jingles
like bottles in trees

by Brenda Davis Harsham, 2016, all rights reserved

silence too long
for music I want to hear
Grammee on the phone

by Brenda Davis Harsham, 2016, all rights reserved

heart of stone
each tear and hole like
heavy metal

by Brenda Davis Harsham, 2016, all rights reserved


  1. Hi Donna,

    It's powerful seeing my tweeted haiku collected here with your inspiring license plates. I really have enjoyed contributing. Here is a poem for you from my gratitude for you:

    your words find
    an echo in my soul
    still vibrating
    drawing blocked thoughts
    like a thorn from my paw

    Also, I happened on an amusing vanity plate, not from Maine. It's WKDWITCH (NY). I went back and took a photo. If you want a copy for your collection, direct me to an email address. If you want my email for that, reconstruct friendlyfairytales at

    I'm finding this poetry month stimulating and fun. The kids' school vacation week is coming, though, and it's always harder for me to write daily when the three of them are home. I might have to catch up here and there.



    1. Aw! That was nice! Thanks!
      WKDWITCH is a fun plate. I'll email you so you can attach the image, and I'll add it in on W day.
      Maybe your kids would like to pick a plate to write a poem??? It might make a good blustery, rainy day vacation day activity. Hopefully there won't be one of those, but you never know.

  2. I'll look for your email, Donna. That's a fine idea about family poetry. All three of my kids write wonderful poetry. The oldest has been published twice. At least a couple days, when we'll be on the road driving to and from VA, I doubt I'll be able to keep up. You never know, though. Poetry is my medicine.


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