Sunday, April 4, 2021

Progressive Poem

Oh, my word!  How could I have done this.... I have gotten so caught up in "stuff" lately, that the Progressive Poem, for the first time ever, was forgotten about!!!

I hadn't even read a line before just now at 3:30 pm Easter Sunday!  Can't believe it!

But here I am scrambling, rambling... ready to roll!

Each poet is offering two lines from which the next poet can choose, then that poet is offering two lines, and so on.

Let's see what we've got....

I’m a case of kindness – come and catch me if you can!
Easily contagious – sharing smiles is my plan.

And now I've been given the choice of two lines from Mary Lee...

I'll spread my joy both far and wide


Puppies, babies – what makes you giggle?

I think I am going to go with -

                                                        I'll spread my joy both far and wide



I’m a case of kindness – come and catch me if you can!
Easily contagious – sharing smiles is my plan.
I'll spread my joy both far and wide
And now my lines to contemplate, Irene!  Which do you like?  Either way, it's a couplet!

Let me cleanse the world like a rising tide

As a force of nature, I'll be undenied

I'd say more...but I'm LATE!!!!

Take it away, Irene!!!

April 1 Kat Apel at Kat Whiskers
2 Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise
3 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
4 Donna Smith at Mainely Write
5 Irene Latham at Live your Poem
6 Jan Godown Annino at BookseedStudio
7 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
8 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
9 Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche
10 Molly Hogan at Nix the Comfort Zone
11 Buffy Silverman
12 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
13 Jone Rush MacCulloch
14 Susan Bruck at Soul Blossom Living
15 Wendy Taleo at Tales in eLearning
16 Heidi Mordhorst at my juicy little universe
17 Tricia Stohr Hunt at The Miss Rumphius Effect
18 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
19 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Leigh Anne Eck at A Day in the Life
22 Ruth Hersey at There is No Such Thing as a God-forsaken Town
23 Janice Scully at Salt City Verse
24 Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference
25 Shari Daniels at Islands of my Soul
26 Tim Gels at Yet There is Method
27 Rebecca Newman
28 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
29 Christie Wyman at Wondering and Wondering
30 Michelle Kogan at More Art 4 All



  1. But you made it, and that's all that matters! Looking forard to seeing what Irene chooses.

  2. I agree with Leigh Anne, glad to read your lines, both good to go forward with this really happy poem!

  3. Love your offerings! (PS After all it was Easter!) In my first few years I agonized over my line so this method seems to have taken off a little pressure thanks to your idea last year, Donna! I have always loved watching this poem blossom. Thanks to Margaret and Irene for having hosted me and kept the tradition flowing so wonderfully.
    Janet Clare F.

  4. Yes two good lines! I'm catching up today Donna, saw the beginning and then missed the weekend.

  5. Donna, do not feel bad about coming late or forgetting what day it is. When you are haunted by so many things to do it is easy to happen. Both my husband and I say that. Now for the poem, for a person who slid into the PP, your choice for lines is wonderful.

  6. (A woman after my own life-on-the-edge heart. You see how late I am to reading this?) ;0)
    Thanks for the chuckle and the line choices for Irene! I’ll go see what she did....

  7. I'm even later to the party, only just managing to catch up on the poem's development now! I love your two line offerings. It's so interesting to trace the path of the poem through from the two options on each day so far. :-)


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