This summer we have had some spectacular sunsets. Here's one from a couple of nights ago over Wiscasset. We pulled off into the grocery store parking lot (there is only one grocery store) to watch. It only lasts a few minutes, so you have to park fast. Unfortunately we were on the side of the road that included wires. I could Shop them out of it, but that will be for a later date. I thought about writing something descriptive and non-rhymy to go with the picture...something about how the colors floated across the sky...how it looked like an oil painting...how the oranges, pinks and blues charged the ensuing night sky...how the sky was on fire...how you could see the dragon's breath... However the simple well-known rhyme kept nudging at me. "Red sky at night, Sailors' delight, Red sky in the morning, Sailors take warning." I've heard it with farmers the same way, and sometimes using pink as the sky color. And I was reminded of how really important kn
The entire Progressive Poem is here today! (if you are here for Z - go HERE ) These are the poets that contributed a line each to Irene Latham's brainchild, the Progressive Poem. This year's poem was begun by Matt Forrest Esenwine, with a great idea: using found lyrics from songs. Each day a new poet added a new "found" line from a song...right up until today. Today is the last day, and it is my turn to supply a line. I have written a rather lengthy explanation of what went on in my head and on paper. You can, of course, read it, or skip down to the ending...well, not the ENDING... save that. Go to the middle where the poem is, to read the last line. Then go to the END if you are in the mood for - um - a laugh? more music? something different? April 2019 Progressive Poem Contributors and their lines: 1 Matt @ Radio,Rhythm and Rhyme 2 Kat @ KathrynApel 3 Kimberly @ KimberlyHutmacherWrites 4 Jone @ DeoWriter
It's really Day 2 of April, but I posted early. Skip down past the first poem with Burbositision if you are here for the Progressive Poem . Intro if you haven't been here before: This month I am participating in the AtoZ writing challenge , which has a goal of posting a subject starting with the first letter of the alphabet on the first day, and ending with z on April 30 (excluding Sundays). It is also Poetry Month in April, so my posts will be freshly written poems to go with the letter. I will be writing ekphrastic poetry using a randomly generated image with a randomly generated word all this month. I am using the site " https://randomwordgenerator.com " to get both word and image for the day. I am selecting a picture that I think can be associated with the letter of the day to go with the "Fake Word" I am stuck with. Today is Saturday, April 2, so meet the letter B with it's preposterous word, "burbositision", and paired image.