Poetry Friday: Trail Calls

Happy Poetry Friday!

During the month of April I’ve been following Amy Ludwig Vanderwater’s Poems Can project. Each Day Amy rolls three word dice and uses those words to inspire a poem. She also has a theme for each day. Each day Amy also posts a video from Betsy the Camper explaining how she created her poem. It’s geared to inspiring young poets, but anyone can learn and enjoy from Amy!

Most of my poems so far have been inspired by things I’ve experienced on my trail walks near my house. Day 5’s theme was “Poems can borrow a pattern from the world” and the words were “and,” “calls,” “my.” I concentrated on the word “calls” and used a pattern with sounds and seasons. Here’s what I came up with:

Trail Calls

Chiminy! Chiminy!

Spring awakens with warbles and chirps.

Finches and sparrows

call greetings to the sun.


Summer buzzes

with bees

calling the hive to follow.

Honk! Honk!

Autumn bids adieu

to flocks of geese

calling noisy goodbyes.


Winter welcomes owls

filling the air

with calls of mystery.

You can check out more of Amy’s project at The Poem Farm where you will also find this week’s Poetry Friday roundup. Thanks, Amy!

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14 Responses to Poetry Friday: Trail Calls

  1. Kay Mcgriff says:

    I love the sounds that organize your poem–the trail sounds like a wonderful place to walk.

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  2. janicescully says:

    I felt I was on the trail. The sounds put me there. Thank your sharing this and inspiring me to tackle Amy’s prompts.

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  3. maryleehahn says:

    I love how you went all through the seasons!

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  4. So lovely, Rose! I, too, truly appreciated this wee field trip line by line. Thank you. I am happy that we are traveling this poetry trail together. Lots of love and health to you and yours. xx

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  5. lindabaie says:

    Mary Lee took my words. I love the trail memory of all the seasons, too, Rose. We’ve had 70s this week & will have 30s and snow on Easter, winter & spring sounds!

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  6. laurashovan222 says:

    I love the last three lines, Rose. So cool to end your spring poem on a mysterious note.

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  7. Sally Murphy says:

    I love this. i felt like I was walking the seasons with you. The onomatopoeic bird calls were great punctuation.

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  8. Thank you for bringing me along with you on the trail. The sounds brought your poem to life. Well done. 🙂

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  9. Lovely and subtle use of patterns, Rose! Feels so immediate!

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  10. cvarsalona says:

    Rose, thanks for seasonal trail walk. I do love nature and you made the walk a pleasure.

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  11. haitiruth says:

    I love your sounds! Thank you! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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