Poem #120: Garden
Poem #119: An Evergreen Forest
Poem #118: Piece D' Resistance
I went on a travelling art tour in Clark County, Wisconsin today and it inspired many thoughts about artistry and what it takes to create and put your creativity out to the universe.
Poem #117: Conversations
I've spent the last few days having incredible engaging conversations with a fascinating group of learners.
Poem #116: Seagulls
This spring I have been noticing seagulls everywhere. I have no idea if there is a higher frequency of the birds here in the landlocked state of Minnesota or if I've changed somehow internally and have developed a "seagull awareness."
Poem #115: Transform
Learning a lot today in a Mastery of Technology of Participation course. My brain is full and I'm transforming.
Poem #114: Abundance
Poem #113: Picnic
Poem #112: Earth Day
Poem #111: A Day IN Sunshine
Poem #110: Robots
Poem #109: Make 'Em Laugh
Does that title look familiar to you? It's the title of a song in Singing in the Rain performed by Donald O'Connor and I believe is a great place to start for putting people at ease, including myself. There are so many wonderfully amusing things going on in our world if we just take time to appreciate the hilarity. For example, have you heard this one? How do you make a tissue dance? You put a little boogie in it.
Poem #108: Kindness
I decided on another acrostic poem today and the word I selected is "kindness." The reason being I saw a lot of kindness as I moved about my day, at work, at home, at the shops, and then the hashtag #3wordactofkindness was trending on twitter.
Poem #107: Environmental Contrast
National Haiku Day! What a treat!
National Geographic posted an image for inspiration and, viola, today's poem.
Poem #106: Springtime Adventure
Poem #105: Float Softly
For those who feel like they can never stop pushing, a reminder that you already have the knowledge to take you where you need to go. Give yourself space to listen.
Poem #104: A Kitty Named Smokes
Poem #103: Gopher Pride
Writing a poem about your alma mater is is a worthwhile exercise. It was good to take a walk down memory lane.
Poem #102: Perspective
I started reading I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb for my digital bookclub and wow, healthy dose of perspective there. And yet, her tale, her plight, is so easy to follow, so easy for me to call forth the feelings I expect she felt. While I can never know exactly what it was like, her words help me relate. And, I think, that's a gift of humanity, to be able to relate in many different walks of life, if we make the time.
Poem 101: Ego
Poem #100: Siblings
It's National Sibling Day. I was very lucky when it comes to siblings and I got four wonderful, diverse, and inspirational sisters to support me, needle me, build me up, keep me humble, and help me grow.
Poem #99: Gifs
A silly subject-matter poem for tonight, and somewhat educational. If you've not explored the fun of gifs before...you're welcome.
Poem #98: Tears
We watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 last night and when (spoiler) some key characters met their untimely end, whew, tears ensued. The parting portrayed by the movie is so touching, though, that you can't be too upset at the raw emotion it draws forth. I do love a good cry.
Poem #97: Springtime Classroom
We are experiencing an abnormally cold April thus far and it's got me thinking back to warm springs of my past. I remember the agony of watching the clock on a warm spring day before the end of the school year when the minutes pass "slower than molasses". Hint: it wasn't Mrs. Clark's reading - it was the desire to get outside!
Poem #96: homecoming
Creative enthusiast, gregarious naturalist, opinionated humanist, MBA, RYT 200. Amy Kay Czechowicz completed a poetry challenge for 2018 and 2020 by posting an original poem daily to this blog. She's started a Patreon for 2023 where you can find her more recent work!