Friday, March 31, 2017

A Poem of Slices

As I was reading posts a few days ago, I came across this post titled, Slicing Titles Make a Poem. I was intrigued and immediately I thought this would make a great last day post! Rereading through the titles made me smile. I'd already forgotten some. In my work to create a poem, I tried to keep the titles very true to form. I added three words to the entire poem. For me, the revision was mostly about moving around and making the lines fit together. I had fun revising and creating this poem. Here it is...

Real peek into an ugly moment
From grumpy to grateful
It’s the small things
Like conversations about flamingos and
A day with a friend and lots of chocolate

Am I a writer?
I don’t wanna write
How do I notebook?
Here’s my day in notebook entries
My day in six-word memoirs
We are writers

Words hurt, words heal
The seven writers I’d like to meet
You can blog about it

Why am I teacher?
You teach middle school?!?!
Sixth graders save the day
Sacred words, sacred friends
I can’t keep quiet
Ten years in the blink of an eye

What’s left?
Reading moments
Favorites party
Starting over
Flexible seating
What’s your theme song?

This has been a poem of slices.
Thank you for another amazing year!

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  1. So clever! Cheers to another month of writing and publishing each day!

  2. I love it! I'm going to tuck this away in my "swipe" file. I always enjoy reading your blog. It has given me the inspiration to call myself a writer and for this I thank you!

  3. Love it! I think I will make time to read over my own posts this weekend, as a trip down memory lane. I've so enjoyed slicing with you this month!

  4. Seeing all of the topics together really makes me realize the scope of this challenge. It becomes a little journal of our thoughts for this month. Hope you keep slicing so this poem keeps on growing!

  5. Amazing...truly amazing. Your titles, through your working to position them just right, formed a meaningful poem! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I tried to do this, but it was hard and I set the attempt aside. Maybe another year. Or maybe a little private post-SOLSC reflection.

    Congrats on another March completed.

  7. Love it! I ended last March this way, and am working on this year's version to post today.

  8. I've never done this, but it's a clever idea! I'd love to try it out. Yours is really well done! :)

  9. Perfect ending to a great month of writing! I never manage to read all the posts I want in March, but I'll be back to catch a few I missed.

  10. I played with this idea, but couldn't make it fit together. You, however, have a great poem that flows. No one would ever know that these were titles of posts. Well done, Michelle!

  11. You did a beautiful job, Michelle. It's a challenge to make them make sense, but it feels like you, too, a huge focus on loving writing! Love it!

  12. What a lovely and meaningful way to celebrate a month of writing, Michelle.

  13. I love everything about this poem. I think I may have to try it and see what a poem of my slice titles looks like. Happy slicing!

  14. What a wonderful way collect and remember this month of writing. Thank you for sharing.

  15. What a creative way to end the month and create a poem!

  16. This is such a great idea and a wonderful way to sum up and honor the March SOLSC! It's always such a bittersweet day. It's great to be connected through this amazing journey year after year!

  17. Glad I "found" your "found" poem this morning. Glad I found YOU in the SOL world!

  18. What a great way to end the month!


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