Wednesday, April 7, 2010


So I promised I'd write a poem a day for National Poetry Month. So far, so good!

I've got two ekphrastic poems, based on the following paintings:

Summer Sunlight by Beatrice Whitney Van Ness

Terrasse de Cafe, Paris by Celine M. Tabary

... and four "list" poems, with the following titles:

True Things Learned from Cats
Things that Rattle
Inside my Mother's Thimble
Things on a Breakfast Tray at the Continental Hotel

None of these is what I had PLANNED to write... go figure.

How's it going for everyone else? Any surprises?


  1. I'm impressed, girl! Can't wait to read them. I'm still slogging through the last of my reader's theater scripts. Five to go.

  2. I'm writing a poem a day too and posting to my blog; it's funny to see what appears when something must! I may now look for a painting too... Will you be sharing your poems here?

  3. Love that you are writing a poem a day. The titles sound so intriguing! I had forgotten about ekphrastic poems. Next semester, I'm back to teaching writing, so I may have to crack out an ekphrastic poem assignment. Enjoy the poetry writing!


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