Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Slice of Life Tuesday: NPM Spring Cleaning Day 6, Naomi Shihab Nye


This year for National Poetry Month, I'm doing some Spring Cleaning on my desktop, writing about poetic links open on my desktop, so I can close them and reduce my digital clutter! 

Recently someone shared a new poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, a slice of her life that is also a slice of mine. She's writing about the past year, and how we've adjusted our lives to the pandemic. Here's part of it: 


And there were so many more poems to read!
Countless friends to listen to.
We didn’t have to be in the same room—
the great modern magic.
Everywhere together now.
Even scared together now
from all points of the globe
which lessened it somehow.
Hopeful together too, exchanging
winks in the dark, the little lights blinking.
from "Every day as a wide field, every page," by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Read the rest here

This is the ninth year of the Progressive Poem! See the schedule below to find where to go for today's line and to see who's participating this year.

April 1 Kat Apel at Kat Whiskers
2 Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise
3 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
4 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
5 Irene Latham at Live your Poem
6 Jan Godown Annino at BookseedStudio
7 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
8 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
9 Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche
10 Molly Hogan at Nix the Comfort Zone
11 Buffy Silverman
12 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
13 Jone Rush MacCulloch
14 Susan Bruck at Soul Blossom Living
15 Wendy Taleo at Tales in eLearning
16 Heidi Mordhorst at my juicy little universe
17 Tricia Stohr Hunt at The Miss Rumphius Effect
18 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
19 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Leigh Anne Eck at A Day in the Life
22 Ruth Hersey at There is No Such Thing as a God-forsaken Town
23 Janice Scully at Salt City Verse
24 Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference
25 Shari Daniels at Islands of my Soul
26 Tim Gels at Yet There is Method at https://timgels.com
27 Rebecca Newman
28 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
29 Christie Wyman at Wondering and Wondering
30 Michelle Kogan at More Art 4 All



Margaret Simon said...

I love this part, "And there were so many more poems to read!
Countless friends to listen to.
We didn’t have to be in the same room—
the great modern magic." Our friendship has blossomed in the modern magic and I am grateful for that.

Linda B said...

It's a new poem to me, Ruth, and says it all, doesn't it? Have a lovely Tuesday: "Breath of syllables,
sing to me from your balcony"

Mary Lee said...

I, too, am grateful for technology bringing us closer and allowing us to stay in touch!