Day 7: Magnetic Poetry #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM


It’s National Poetry Month! 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 magnetic poetry arrived this week. So here goes!


And because I love to combine images with text, here’s a different version made with Canva.

morning magic

A peek into my poem and process:

  • Earth shattering news: None of my baking sheets are magnetic! I had to dig out my holiday cookie tins. This was actually helpful, because I was able to sort 1-, 2-, and 3-syllable magnets into three different tins. Now I’m ready for senryu, haiku, and tanka!
  • The sorting process required that I read each word. Morning caught my eye first, as it’s my favorite time of day. Breeze came next, followed by listen. An idea began to take shape in my mind. Poetry was a no brainer and it was a toss-up about whether to listen with your soul or your heart. I slept on it, and decided upon soul.


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’s line comes all the way from Haiti courtesy of our friend Ruth.  Participants are having fun combining two found phrases in favorite song lyrics. 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

9 thoughts on “Day 7: Magnetic Poetry #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM

  1. This is such a sweet poem to my ears. Love the word linger and how poetry is waiting for us who choose to listen. I’d like this poem on a picture postcard, please.

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  2. This is lovely, Christie! There’s something about the word “lingers” that always slows me down. This poem is a celebration and a reminder 🙂 Well done!


  3. Now I’m wondering about my cookie sheets too. Glad to have this heads-up, as I’ll be sure to test it out before settling down with ten minutes to find a poem! Mornings are magic for me too and I love that image of the “secret poetry” that comes through on the breeze.

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