Friday, April 30, 2021

five fridays and a year

 As Catherine Flynn said last week in her host post, "Wasn’t it thoughtful of April to begin on a Thursday this year, so we have five Fridays to celebrate National Poetry Month?"

 



It's never too late to join our private Facebook group, PARADISE PAVED, if you need a place to park your daily (or intermittent) drafting practice and get a little feedback.  Just let me know if you want an invitation.  Today a poem video of mine is featured at the Poetry Boost website, thanks to Michelle Schaub, and today the Progressive Poem concludes at  More Art 4 All with Michelle Kogan!

Matt is our host for today at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme--see you at the grand finale!


14 comments:

  1. Oh, how beautiful...the deity of April to call forth poems from her children. This is a really lovely draft, Heidi. "Truth bent for action." That's you in a phrase. It's been fun this month...and, I'm a little bit weary. I look forward to May and a dose of summer.

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  2. Love the voice in this, Heidi! Looking forward to reading the final version, should you decide to continue working on it.

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  3. Love this! You have given us a happy look at the coming months, built on a poetic spring. I'm adding this one to my list of favorite April poems.

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  4. I LOVE this. I'm in for a poem every single day!

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  5. Oh, April--she is quite the goddess in your poem!

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  6. Your incantation to "let each Friday fill with blooming arguments for hope, for refreshment, for truth bent to action" is wonderful, Heidi! There are so many lines to love, but I think my favorite is "the serious frolic of poetry!"

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  7. I watched your poem yesterday just to see your sweet face. I love this poem, the voice of it, so inviting and understanding and hopeful. Having so many more poems in the air is cause for celebration!

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  8. I love "the serious frolic of poetry" and Friday's "blooming arguments"! Thanks for this perspective!

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  9. Let it be! I don't write poems every day, but I do read them every day. This is a luscious foretelling of wonderful things to come, Heidi! Thank you!

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  10. Beautiful poem, Heidi! Poetry is for ALL the months...and all the Fridays. ;)

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  11. Glorious poem, each stanza builds and gets richer, Amen or as I like to say Ah Woman—And I love the "cicada song and simmering senses!" When you have a moment, let me know how I can access your Paradise Paved poetry group on FB, the link here won't let me in, and I couldn't seem to find it last month, thanks Heide!

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Thanks for joining in the wild rumpus!