Happy Pi Day! 3.14 (17)

Pi Day 3.14 (17)

Pi Day 3.14 (17)

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Oh Trying April

April has been as busy as can be.  Maybe next year NaPoWriMo will work out for me.  Until then I have this lament:

Oh Trying April by Meg Kirkwood

Oh Trying April by Meg Kirkwood

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I remember . . .

The prompt for NaPoWriMo  for the 29th was to write a poem with lines that began with the words “I remember” and see where it takes you.  This is where it took me:

Yellowbird by Meg Kirkwood

Yellowbird by Meg Kirkwood

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Driveway Moment

You never know what wonderful things you will hear on public radio.

Driveway Moment by Meg Kirkwood

Driveway Moment by Meg Kirkwood

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the black fly

After a trip to New England recently, I began to remember black fly season.  Inspiration comes from strange places.

the black fly by meg kirkwood

the black fly by meg kirkwood

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NaPoWriMo 25

The prompt for day 25 of NaPoWriMo was to write a poem beginning with a line from another poem.  I was going to skip it, and then all of a sudden, this popped in to my head.   Thank you to Ogden Nash for his poem, “The Jellyfish”.

Jellyfish by Meg Kirkwood

Jellyfish by Meg Kirkwood

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Shakespeare Sonnet 2016

The NaPoWriMo prompt for yesterday, in honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, was to write a sonnet.  So here is my first sonnet:

Shakespeare Sonnet 2016 by Meg Kirkwood

Shakespeare Sonnet 2016 by Meg Kirkwood

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The Sweetness of Dogs

Mary Oliver is a Pulitzer Prize winning author.  This poem is a lovely example.  You can read more in her beautiful book, Dog Songs.

The Sweetness of Dogs by Mary Oliver

The Sweetness of Dogs by Mary Oliver

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In Flight

Another Monday, another flight.  But because its Poetry Month, this travel day generated a poem.

In Flight by Meg Kirkwood

In Flight by Meg Kirkwood

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The Seagull

Ogden Nash is one of my all time favorite poets.  Poems of his like this role around in my head all day long, every day.  So this is probably just the beginning of my treatments of Mr. Nash’s most brilliant word play.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

The Seagull by Ogden Nash

The Seagull by Ogden Nash

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