Day 4: Haikubes #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM


Poetry Month is finally here! My #NaPoWriMo Poem-A-Day project is Playing With Poetry. I am tagging along with Margaret Simon, Jone MacCulloch, and Mary Lee Hahn. We will be playing with Haikubes, Magnetic Poetry, Metaphor Dice, and Paint Chip Poetry (I raided Home Depot).  I’m even throwing in nail polish color names as inspiration, just for fun! Play along, if you’d like! We are using the Twitter hashtag #playwithpoetryNPM to see what poetic mischief everyone is getting into.

My Haikubes finally arrived. Hooray!


glorious moonlight

shining peace through my window

whispers to my heart

— Christie Wyman, 2019 (draft)

 A peek into my poem and process:

  • When looking at the Haikubes, “moonlight” caught my eye and I put that aside. We’ve had some pretty spectacular full moons over the last few months.
  • Next, I spied “glorious.” Miraculously, when combined, they contain five syllables. My first line!
  • Now I needed what the moon was doing. “Shines,” but shines what? “Peace through my window.” That’s only six syllables, so I swapped out “shines” for “shining.”
  • “Heart” also jumped out at me, because moonlight always makes me happy. Because it’s nighttime, I’m pretty sure the moon whispers, so it doesn’t disturb anyone or anything.


And introducing….

2019 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem

On Monday, the Poetry Friday family launched the 7th annual Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem organized by author/poet, Irene Latham. (Click here to learn more.) Many of us have signed up to provide a line for the 2019 poem. Author/poet Matt Forrest Esenwine kicked things off with some familiar “found” phrases merged to get us going. Today my #playwithpoetry partner, Jone Rush MacCulloch, takes the next line. I’m excited to provide the 14th line on Sunday, April 14th. I hope you’ll join us to see what happens! Here’s the itinerary for the poem.


1 Matt @Radio, Rhythm and Rhyme

2 Kat @Kathryn Apel

3 Kimberly @KimberlyHutmacherWrites

4 Jone @DeoWriter

5 Linda @TeacherDance

6 Tara @Going to Walden

7 Ruth @thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown

8 Mary Lee @A Year of Reading

9 Rebecca @Rebecca Herzog

10 Janet F. @Live Your Poem

11 Dani @Doing the Work that Matters

12 Margaret @Reflections on the Teche

13 Doraine @Dori Reads

14 Christie @Wondering and Wandering

15 Robyn @Life on the Deckle Edge

16 Carol @Beyond LiteracyLink

17 Amy @The Poem Farm

18 Linda @A Word Edgewise

19 Heidi @my juicy little universe

20 Buffy @Buffy’s Blog

21 Michelle @Michelle Kogan

22 Catherine @Reading to the Core

23 Penny @a penny and her jots

24 Tabatha @The Opposite of Indifference

25 Jan @Bookseestudio

26 Linda @Write Time

27 Sheila @Sheila Renfro

28 Liz @Elizabeth Steinglass

29 Irene @Live Your Poem

30 Donna @Mainely Write

8 thoughts on “Day 4: Haikubes #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM

  1. I like reading about your process. I worked with haikubes today with little success. I may have to post about that tomorrow. I think I was trying to do too many things at once.

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