Wednesday, April 29, 2020

National Poetry Month, Day 29

This prose poem by Aimee Nezhukumatathil has been open on my desktop since December; it was on the podcast The Showdown.

When I Am Six
by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

My mother waters the tomato & pepper plants. I steal drinks from the penny-taste of the garden hose. It's my favorite drink. I am six...

Here's the rest.

When I first heard this poem, I thought it would be a great idea to write a poem about being six (and of course I thought about A.A. Milne and Now We Are Six), and maybe some day I will.

Meanwhile, here are today's lines for the Progressive Poem. Tomorrow will be the last line for this year's poem.

1 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
2 Irene Latham at Live Your Poem
3 Jone MacCulloch, deowriter
Liz Steinglass
Buffy Silverman
6 Kay McGriff at kaymcgriff
7 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
8 Tara Smith at Going to Walden
9 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
10 Matt Forrest Esenwine at Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme
11 Janet Fagel, hosted at Reflections on the Teche
12 Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise
13 Kat Apel at Kat’s Whiskers
14 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
15 Leigh Anne Eck at A Day in the Life
16 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
17 Heidi Mordhorst at My Juicy Little Universe
18 Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading
19 Tabatha at Opposite of Indifference
20 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
21 Janice Scully at Salt City Verse
22 Julieanne Harmatz at To Read, To Write, To Be
23 Ruth at
24 Christie Wyman at Wondering and Wandering
25 Amy at The Poem Farm
26 Dani Burtsfield at Doing the Work That Matters
27 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
28 Jessica Big at TBD
29 Fran Haley at lit bits and pieces
30 Michelle Kogan at moreart4all

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