Slice of Life: Spring Promise 26 of 31

For the month of March, I'll be writing with the Slice of Life community. Disclaimer: I'll be writing every day so the writing will be a bit unpolished most days. Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for bringing this community together and for inspiring me to try to find the stories that surround me each day.

It's almost April so I'm finding myself in the mood for poetry.  Honestly, I love poetry always, but it seems in April I don't have to search for poetry, it finds me.  Today in our coaches' meeting I thought I'd share a bit of poetry love with everyone.  We began the meeting by looking at Eileen Spinelli's Poem of the Month for December 2017.  As we discussed poems as mentor texts, I challenged the group to use this mentor to consider a poem about spring.  It seemed fitting since we were just returning from a "spring" break that felt more like winter.  Here's to hoping spring - and poetry - surround us soon.

Here's my attempt.  Thanks for the inspiration, Eileen.  (I didn't quite get that amazing ending she found.)

Spring Promise
So many signs of promise:
the wind pushing
the cold away,
the robin perched watching,
the green speckled fields,
the clear blue 
of sky calling.
Darkness waning,
daylight swelling,
the hope of each day
Warmth surrounding,
color sprouting,
life abounding.
As we each rejoice
in a new beginning.


  1. My favorite line-
    pushing the cold away--
    push, push, push away!

  2. So many signs of true. Even if winter does keep trying to come back, we know spring will be here to stay. Thanks for the inspiration today.


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