Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#napowrimo14 #npm14 Without Song


Without Song

Imagine a world
without songbirds whistling;
the wind: empty, cold;
Would we whistle on our own?
Would we know what is missing?
the world: quiet, old;
whistling wind from without;
world, unimagined.

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo 4/22/14


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Monday, April 21, 2014

#napowrimo14 #npm14 Sycamore Spring


Sycamore Spring

Backyard sycamore’s
colossal canopy cloaks
home through first snowfall
then drops its leafy footprints
to warm the cold earth through spring.

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo 4/21/14


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Sunday, April 20, 2014

#napowrimo14 #npm14 10000


10,000

Basalt boulder rests
ten thousand years unnoticed
until the spring brings
arrowleaf balsamroot blooms
to illume grandfather rock.

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo 4/20/14


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

#napowrimo14 #npm14 #teacherpoets Writing Poetry as Workshop 2



Sweet Shadows

Mostly gone
     Mocha
in white
porcelain
     cup
inscribed outside with granddaughter’s
painting scribbles of red, yellow, green, blue, and purple -- 
     a scene of a meadow on a sunny day, blossoming in flowers
     annotated with “I Heart Grandma”
inscribed inside with mocha powder
clinging to the white sides
leaving shadows of
     its sweet taste
like the shadow
    of memories
of Granddaughter’s 
    sweet laughter.


Sheri Edwards NaPoWriMo 4/19/14


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Below are my notes on @iChrisLehman's #teacherpoets poetry workshop, which includes my #napowrimo14 #npm14 poem for today. Please consider joining the +Community.

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Writing Poetry as Workshop
As Gifts from the Heart
Sheri Edwards


Begin––
Broad is narrowed
Moments and parts
Events and things
At first obvious
Unmysterious


Describe
in specifics
exactly
snapped
in
place.


Ground the draft
in the present
place and
thing.


Live with the object
Live as the event
Until the magical moment
the specific of meaning
evolves:


Mostly gone
Mocha
in white
porcelain
cup
inscribed outside with granddaughter’s
painting scribbles of red, yellow, green, blue, and purple --
a scene of a meadow on a sunny day, blossoming in flowers
annotated with “I Heart Grandma”
inscribed inside with mocha powder
clinging to the white sides
leaving shadows of
its sweet taste
like the shadow
of memories
of Granddaughter’s
sweet laughter.
Continue––
Workshop from the Heart
Give with care
Honoring the gift
of
Open hearts.


In poetry workshop:
Poetry is given
Readers will offer
experience:
Author’s Listen


Listen as users
Connect to the poem’s
words and their meaning,
a user’s experience
revealed


Listen as users
Compliment the lines
they love that live within
or live awakened in
the user’s experience
as well.


Listen as users
Wonder, Question
a mystery that
for them
could be
clearer.


Listen as users
consider, as
users
offer
ways to
their clarity


Understand through the listening that
Authors experience the
Users’ experience
And revise
the second
according to
author’s
own
choice
for
that
poem’s
life
for
that
poet’s
heart


like a poet’s shadow
that poem leaving
shadows of meaning
inscribed inside
from author
to user,
reveals poet
“my life;”
shadows of meaning
inscribed outside
from poem
to reader
renews poem
“their life;”
End––
Writing Poetry as Workshop.
Writing Poetry as Gifts from the Heart.


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Poems for Another Day


Based on Ryan Scala post High Diving Board:
I walked down that ladder as well; memories flooded through me:



Dive

I tremble at
the chipped, bright aqua paint of the diving board
and pool––
blinded by the sun's reflective glare
reminding me to think,
not follow.
Not today, but another day;
Think:
Not ready,
so I climbed
back
down.
Sheri Edwards
4/19/14


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Google Document: Poetry Workshop 2

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Friday, April 18, 2014

#teacherpoets #npm14 Why Poetry?

Why poetry?


Written while listening to Session One of the +Community for Teacher Poets created by @iChrisLehman




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#napowrimo14 Yellow Is

Yellow Is...

Yellow is
a fragrance of will
pulling you to notice;

Yellow is
a corsage of grace
bidding you to behold;

Yellow is
a chance of time
regarding it to treasure. 


Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo 4/18/14


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

#napowrimo14 Life Happens


Life Happens

Rain attacks windshields;
Wipers slap, clash, and tangle:
a test of patience.

Rain runs on the road;
Neighbor mechanic rescues;
A friendship renewed.


Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo 4/17/14


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

#napowrimo14 Finding The Way


Finding the Way

Weariness: days end;
Each landmark leading home lifts
cares, fostering calm.


Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo 4/16/14


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

#napowrimo14 Reminder Relax


Reminder to Relax

Thinking, checking stress.
Rushing, rushing to finish.
Rush; look forward; sigh;
Out the window, crow calls; his
Feathers preened; I, too, relax.

Sheri Edwards

NaPoWriMo 4/15/14

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Monday, April 14, 2014

#napowrimo14 paper clip


Paper Clip

Strong, slim
Flexible grey
Aluminum vine
Curved to clasp
In order
Papers to stay

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo 4/14/14


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