Lovely leaf litter #SOLSC #SOL21 #PoetryFriday

Happy final Friday of the 2021 Slice of Life Challenge at Two Writing Teachers AND Poetry Friday, all! I’m slicing up a bit of poetry. Susan Bruck is hosting this week’s gathering on her blog, Soul Blossom Living.  Won’t you join us there as well? Slicing poetry on Fridays during the SOLC is a great way to flex those writing muscles. If you are ever wondering where to find the weekly host of Poetry Friday, you’ll find a list of hosts and their blog links here.

Yesterday, after arriving home from school, I took a few minutes to wander around our yard. This may sound surprising, but I don’t do that very often during the week. Usually I am so tired that I grab the mail out of the mailbox and head indoors, lunch and dinner prep waiting in the kitchen for me. Something was different about yesterday afternoon, though. It was the warmest it has been so far — nearing 70 — and I just wasn’t ready to go indoors. I’m so glad I wandered a bit because I stumbled upon some early spring loveliness peeking out through the leaf litter that has protected our garden beds all winter.

And lastly, before I go, I wanted to share my National Poetry Month project for 2021!

Every day during the month of April I will be sharing either a brand new poem or a tweaked draft of one of my existing bird-related poems. I find birds to be fascinating creatures — their appearance, behaviors, calls and songs, and unique nests. I may even have assistance from my remote Kindergarten ornithologists along the way. Stay tuned!

Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today. And many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here every Tuesday throughout the year and daily during the month of March. And thanks to Susan for hosting this poetic side of this week’s double celebration! Happy Friday, all!

18 thoughts on “Lovely leaf litter #SOLSC #SOL21 #PoetryFriday

  1. I am wondering where you live, with your clock changing tomorrow.

    The illustrated leaf litter is such a sign of spring, with fall’s debris still lingering through the winter.

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  2. “Found” delights, Christie. I have green sprouts up but no color yet. How serendipitous that you ‘wandered’ this one time. As for the birds, be sure to read Ruth’s post!

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  3. I love the alliteration in the first line. I love this time of year. I walked around my yard the other day and saw the daffodils pushing the mulch away so they can stand tall. There is so much to see as spring arrives.

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  4. What beauties in the leaf litter. I love the coming spring. It’s like seeing friends coming around the bend, on the way for a long awaited visit. I can’t wait to see your avian poetry.

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  5. Oh Christie,
    A lovely Haiku and a wonderful bird-themed month ahead. Your boundless energy for bringing the natural world to poets and poetry lovers is much appreciated. Beautiful photo of the two birds.

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