Monday, April 28, 2014

Tetherball: National Poetry Month 28 of 30

Tetherball

Back and forth,
the ball sways.
Swings.
Smack!

To and fro,
the players hit.
Push.
Pow!

Side to side,
the ball glides.
Soars.
Swoosh!

Around and around,
the chain wraps.
Game over.
Victory!

© 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," then "objects I just can't live without" and "school objects."  For the next seven days I will be writing about objects that can be found on the playground.  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.


2 comments:

  1. Oh, the memories! We played tetherball constantly in 4th grade. That and four square.

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  2. That detail of the chain wrapping around is just spot on. Our kids like tetherball so much, we have one in our yard!

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