here, here and here).
I got to thinking about the word "MARCH" and all the other great words that end in -CH. I
realized that I have a particular fondness for words that end in
-ch; they show up in my poems again and again. So I'll be stretCHing myself to post five -CH poems weekly
throughout March. I'm allowed one previously published per week, but most will be
Please join me in this CHallenge, poetry friends! If you
can't write with me every day, maybe you'll share your one or two per
week, or your five-in-a-row, or your favorite poem by another author
including the -CH word of the day....I welcome your participation, however you choose to do it!
I'll post my poem each evening, and you can send me yours by email or by leaving it in the comments for that post. I'll round up as we go and on Sunday mornings, and at the end of the month there will be a PRIZE for the "StretCHiest MarCHer" who contributes the most poems!
To get us started, here's a poem from my first book, Squeeze: Poems from a Juicy Universe (2005). I'm hoping this will encourage the crocuses that I know are out there straining against two layers of frozen snow!
Crocuses are rocketing
inch by inch
out of the crumbled earth
the yellows aim for the sun
the purples push toward deep space
little astronauts in orange suits
cock their ruffled helmets
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And here is the collection of -CH words, one muscular verb for eaCH weekday
of MarCH, that I'll be using to enriCH my little patCH of the Kidlitosphere with as muCH poetry as I can. It should be a cinCh, but if I find I'm parCHed of poems and miss a day, then ouCH--but I'll reaCH in and try again. Don't believe me? Just watCH!
Forward...MarCH CHallenge: Dates and Words