It is day two of our progressive poem.

Yesterday’s first line came from Charles Waters and it is a dandy.  To which I’ll add my second line and then tomorrow you can go to Donna’s blog at Mainly Write to see what the third line will be.

Here is our poem so far:


Sitting on a rock, airing out my feelings to the universe

Acting like a peacock, only making matters that much worse 


     Being early in the month, makes adding a line easier than if you need to try and continue a pattern someone else set up and keep continuity and meaning in the lines.  But still, I wanted to honor Charles’ LONG line and keep somewhat to the frame he had set up.  I wanted to work toward the internal rhyme, so I chose peacock to rhyme with his rock, and finding a rhyme for his universe wasn’t easy.  But there you have it, the first two lines of our poem,  Now it is off to you, Donna.  Where will you take us with these really long lines?  Will you find a pattern in what has come before, or will you break out on a new path?  Good Luck and have fun.


    Today, April 2 has been declared David L. Harrison Day in Springfield.  If you want to send David good wishes, you can find him at his blog here.


Here is the schedule for our Progressive Poem:

<b>2014 Kidlitosphere</b><br />

<b>Progressive Poem</b><br />

<br />

1 Charles at <a href=”!blog/c16qh”>Poetry Time</a><br />

2 Joy at <a href=””>Joy Acey</a><br />

3 Donna at <a href=””>Mainely Write</a><br />

4 Anastasia at <a href=”“>Poet! Poet!</a><br />

5 Carrie at <a href=””>Story Patch</a><br />

6 Sheila at <a href=””>Sheila Renfro</a><br />

7 Pat at <a href=””>Writer on a Horse</a><br />

8 Matt at <a href=””>Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme</a><br />

9 Diane at <a href=””>Random Noodling</a><br />

10 Tabatha at <a href=””>The Opposite of Indifference</a><br />

11 Linda at <a href=””>Write Time</a><br />

12 Mary Lee at <a href=””>A Year of Reading</a><br />

13 Janet at <a href=””>Live Your Poem</a><br />

14 Deborah at <a href=”–”>Show–Not Tell</a><br />

15 Tamera at <a href=””>The Writer’s Whimsy</a><br />

16 Robyn at <a href=””>Life on the Deckle Edge</a><br />

17 Margaret at <a href=””>Reflections on the Teche</a><br />

18 Irene at <a href=””>Live Your Poem</a><br />

19 Julie at <a href=””>The Drift Record</a><br />

20 Buffy at <a href=””>Buffy Silverman</a><br />

21 Renee at <a href=””>No Water River</a><br />

22 Laura at <a href=””>Author Amok</a><br />

23 Amy at <a href=””>The Poem Farm</a><br />

24 Linda at <a href=””>TeacherDance</a><br />

25 Michelle at <a href=””>Today’s Little Ditty</a><br />

26 Lisa at <a href=””>Lisa Schroeder Books</a><br />

27 Kate at <a href=””>Live Your Poem</a><br />

28 Caroline at <a href=””>Caroline Starr Rose</a><br />

29 Ruth at <a href=””>There is No Such Thing as a Godforsaken Town</a><br />

30 Tara at <a href=””>A Teaching Life</a>





11 thoughts on “PROGRESSIVE POEM

  1. Yes…that peacock made me smile too! Why? What will happen? This whole progressive poem is always so mysterious and exciting. Just this morning, we passed the house with peacocks and they were not out. But still…a peacock for today. 🙂

  2. Peacock positive! Charles’s original feelings were threatening to be all inward and maybe a bit down, but now we see the speaker all puffed up out on a promontory somewhere–and yet the situation’s getting worse. Did this poem just become a YA affair? Nice one, Joy!

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