Day 30: Free Verse #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM #SOL19


This is it! It’s the last day of National Poetry Month. My #NaPoWriMo Poem-A-Day project has been Playing With Poetry. I tagged along with Margaret Simon, Jone MacCulloch, Molly Hogan, and Mary Lee Hahn. We played with Haikubes, Magnetic Poetry (magnets and online), Metaphor Dice, and Paint Chip Poetry.  I even threw in nail polish color names as inspiration, just for fun!

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A peek into my poem and process:

  • It’s been a long 61 straight days of writing and sharing. Sharing is the big piece. I write daily all year long, but for me. Not for anyone else.
  • My journal and notebook are brimming with ideas for future Slices on Tuesdays and Poetry Fridays. See you soon!
  • Thanks for reading and commenting for the last two months and beyond!


And now for the final line of the …

2019 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem

On April 1, 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 final line comes from Donna at Mainely WriteYou may find her line here on her blog and brilliant Donna set the whole poem to music, recorded it, and strums along on her ukelele. Amazing! Participants are having fun using song lyrics. I was excited to provide the 14th line on April 14th. You can read it here. Thanks for joining us on our sweet poem’s journey.


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


4 thoughts on “Day 30: Free Verse #NaPoWriMo #playwithpoetryNPM #SOL19

  1. Congratulations on 61 days, Christie! I’ve enjoyed dropping in this month on all of you who were “playing with poetry”


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