2012 Poetry Month Progressive Poem

2012 Poetry Month Progressive Poem

Day 12 of the 2012 Poetry Month Progressive Poem is here at Booktalking. Poets in the kidlitosphere are adding one line a day. Contributing so far are poets…

1 Irene at Live Your Poem
2 Doraine at Dori Reads
3 Jeannine at View from a Window Seat
4 Robyn at Read, Write, Howl
5 Susan at Susan Taylor Brown
6 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
7 Penny at A Penny and her Jots
8 Jone at Deo Writer
9 Gina at Swagger Writer’s
10 Julie at The Drift Record
11 Kate at Book Aunt

And now it’s my turn to add line #12…

If you are reading this
you must be hungry
Kick off your silver slippers
Come sit with us a spell

A hanky, here, now dry your tears
And fill your glass with wine
Now, pour. The parchment has secrets
Smells of a Morrocan market spill out.

You have come to the right place, just breathe in.
Honey, mint, cinnamon, sorrow. Now, breathe out
last week’s dreams. Take a wish from the jar.
Inside, deep inside, is the answer…

Next up are:

13 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
14 Diane at Random Noodling
15 Ruth at There is No Such Thing as a Godforsaken Town 
16 Natalie at Wading Through Words
17 Tara at A Teaching Life
18 Amy at The Poem Farm
19 Lori at Habitual Rhymer
20 Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe
21 Myra at Gathering Books
22 Pat at Writer on a Horse
23 Miranda at Miranda Paul Books 
24 Linda at TeacherDance
25 Greg at Gotta Book
26 Renee at No Water River
27 Linda at Write Time
28 Caroline at Caroline by Line
29 Sheri at Sheri Doyle
30 Irene at Live Your Poem

So it ends where it began. What a great idea, Irene! I’m so glad I was able to participate.

Picture Book of the Day

Hush Little Turtle
By Maranke Rinck (Author) and Martijn Van Der Linden (Illustrator)

Booktalk: In this board book, Turtle has a problem. He can’t go to sleep! His friends try to help him out…

“Ahem, I have an idea,” announces Bird.
And he picks up a stick.


“Hush little Turtle,” the others sing.
Very soft. And very slow.

Comic of the Week

Patrick in A Teddy Bear’s Picnic and Other Stories
by Geoffrey Hayes (Author, llustrator)
32 pages

Booktalk: Patrick is a puddle-jumping teddy bear whose biggest challenge is avoiding naptime…until he has to contend with Big Bear.


PATRICK: Come back!


PATRICK: May I have my balloon…please!

BIG BEAR: I want to hear it go…


STEM Haiku

Blue Screen of Death
Blue makes you calm, so
they say, but not during a
computer crash. NO!
© 2012 Anastasia Suen

STEM Friday is coming!

STEM Friday is coming! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

If you blog about science or math books tomorrow,

come share your link or a STEM haiku of your own!


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16 thoughts on “2012 Poetry Month Progressive Poem

  1. Great addition. Anastasia , would you please correct “spill out”? For some reason the space didn’t get in between the words and it was pointed out to me yesterday. It is not “spill out” but “spill out” thanks.


  2. Wow, it’s more mysterious than ever, Anastasia! Where is deep inside? I guess that’s the question for Tabatha! Thanks for the line that brings something together, but I’m not sure what!


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