This is my third year participating in The Progressive Poem. Irene got us started off with a line she lifted from The Imaginaries by Emily Winfield Martin. So far the poem has taken an interesting path – a conversation, a feeling of reluctance, but then clearly some encouragement. I have the feeling that a journey is just beginning. It’s been a week now and everyone has followed that lead of using words from another source. Since I spent the week revisiting some of the work of Patricia MacLachlan as a tribute to her memory, I knew I wanted to use her words.
Here is the poem so far:
Where they were going, there were no maps.
“Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not today.”
“Take the adventure, heed the call, now ere the irrevocable moment passes!”
“We have to go back. I forgot something!”
But it’s spring, and the world is puddle-wonderful, so we’ll whistle and dance and set off on our way.
“Come with me, and you’ll be in a land of pure imagination”
Wherever you go, take your hopes, pack your dreams, and never forget – it is on our journeys that discoveries are made.
Here’s my contribution that comes from Sarah, Plain and Tall:
And then it was time for singing.
But wait, there’s more. My Poetry Friday project has been going well. Here’s a tanka I wrote about the blue poppies on display at Longwood Gardens for a few short weeks each spring. They grow in the Himalayas and are thought to be a symbol of possibility and potential.
rising like mountains
to borrow blue from the sky
rare poppies stand tall,
shout of possibility
and vast potential
Draft, 2022 Rose Cappelli
Janice has the poetry round up this week at Salt City Verse.
If you want to follow the Progressive Poem, here’s the list of contributors:
1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
3 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
4 Mary Lee at A(nother) Year of Reading
5 Buffy at Buffy Silverman
6 Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone
7 Kim Johnson at Common Threads
8 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
11 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
12 Jone at Jone Rush MacCulloch
13 Karin Fisher-Golton at Still in Awe
14 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
15 Carol Labuzzetta @ The Apples in my Orchard
16 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
17 Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken Town
18 Patricia at Reverie
19 Christie at Wondering and Wandering
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Kevin at Dog Trax
22 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
23 Leigh Anne at A Day in the Life
24 Marcie Atkins
25 Marilyn Garcia
26 JoAnn Early Macken
27 Janice at Salt City Verse
28 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
29 Karen Eastlund at Karen’s Got a Blog
30 Michelle Kogan Painting, Illustration, & Writing