Saturday, April 19, 2014

Paper: National Poetry Month 19 of 30


for small hands
to fill it with color,
covering the space
once silent,
whispering stories,
across the paper.
Bringing the world
to the page,
the page
to the world.

© Cathy L. Mere 2014

I'm writing poetry for 30 days.  For the first seven days of the challenge I wrote about "objects of memory," and then I wrote about "objects I just can't live without."  For the next seven days I will be writing about objects that can be found at school.  This will help me to prepare for a little poetry writing with students.  Our class will be taking poetry around the building in the days to come.  

April is National Poetry Month.  Again this year, inspired by Mary Lee Hahn, I'm joining other poetry bloggers (view links in sidebar) taking the challenge to share poetry each day during the month of April.  For thirty days my hope is to write a new poem each day.  The first two years I took this challenge I wrote any poem that found me.  This year, however, I've decided to try to write a poem about an object each day.  If you've read Billy Collins' poem, The Lanyard, you may have noticed the way he took an object to tell a much more meaningful story of his relationship with his mother.  My hope is to find the deeper significance in the things around me


  1. Amazing how you can take a common object and describe it so it shows how special it is... Maybe nothing is really ordinary when you really think about it.....

  2. That ending! It sounds like a perfect book title! And "the space/once silent." Yes.


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