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April Poetry – Featuring Alita

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Our theme for April is PLANT. Whether we’re celebrating the arrival of spring in the evidence of plants all around us, placing something in the ground so it can grow, planting ideas, or planting ourselves, in April we will spend time ruminating on the growth of great things from small beginnings.

Since April is National Poetry month we asked you to stretch yourself and try your hand at some everyday poetry.

As we bring this month to a close, we’ll share the stirring words of our very own Alita:

The

Perfection

in
a rain drop

is the

natural

reflection

of the life

surrounding it.

It is what it is.

Perfection

in reflection

is not

what should be…

:: To read more of her poetry, click HERE::

Ready to try your hand at some everyday poetry in this final week of April? Link it up here!

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Writing Me: A Writing Tradition {Melissa}

‘Tis the season of hayrides and pumpkin pies, costumes and candy corn, drifting leaves that turn into falling snow and crisp mornings with flannel sheets and chunky sweaters that lend way to days full of tradition. What does the word tradition make you think of? What does it make you feel? Is there a tradition you partake in every year, or one from your childhood that stands out?

Take the word TRADITION and tell us what it means to you.

Go where your words and recollections take you. A few lines, or dozens, in whatever form moves you, write as your heart responds to the prompt.

Today’s post comes to us from Melissa:

This time of year is all about traditions. Traditional celebrations, meals, rituals. We have a little tradition here at Bigger Picture Blogs, it’s something I personally look forward to every single year.  ‘Twas the write before Christmas  a writing and creativity event.

I love the five (or more) minutes of me time I get by participating in the event. I cherish the stories it brings out of me when I can just sit and think about the holidays and this seasons from different prompts.

All good traditions evolve and so has ours. This year we are giving you words and pictures, and we’re giving you a head start. Below you will find a list of all the prompts text portion. Pin it, share it, save it.

Starting on December 3 we will have the prompts post here, daily with a new picture related to the prompt. You can take your inspiration from the text or the picture or both! There will be a linky opened on each post where you can share how the prompt inspired you, in a words, in images, in butter cream frosting, however you are inspired.

In a time of year where the hustle and bustle of all that we have to do can sap us of all our creativity and inspiration this is a quick and easy way you can take some time to feed your creative soul and focus on what this season  means to you.

Happy creating!

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We would love to feature you {yes, YOU!} and your piece here on Bigger Picture Blogs. We would love to encourage and support our community in this writing exercise, and we hope you all will join us! Click HERE to find out more!

Writing Me: Tradition {Jade}

 

‘Tis the season of hayrides and pumpkin pies, costumes and candy corn, drifting leaves that turn into falling snow and crisp mornings with flannel sheets and chunky sweaters that lend way to days full of tradition. What does the word tradition make you think of? What does it make you feel? Is there a tradition you partake in every year, or one from your childhood that stands out?

Take the word TRADITION and tell us what it means to you.

Go where your words and recollections take you. A few lines, or dozens, in whatever form moves you, write as your heart responds to the prompt.

Today’s post comes to us from Jade:

songs of bells and midnight clear
sung around lusty pine
silver-strung boxes piled below
and a star glinting high

a candied yam and roasted ham
feast before the unraveling
hot toddies sipped alongside Steinway melodies
and candlelight
a red suit, a cotton beard,
and a “ho, ho, ho!”

rituals, stalwart when we were young,
falter and thin,
scattered in the diaspora

etched only in the palm of hands
that remember the feel of lights
flickering on fir

until they rejuvenate at the birth of new life

“it’s for the kids,” we say.
as if we don’t warrant the effort
but the truth is
magic touches us too

because
it’s with a thrill of hope
the weary world rejoices.

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We would love to feature you {yes, YOU!} and your piece here on Bigger Picture Blogs. We would love to encourage and support our community in this writing exercise, and we hope you all will join us! Click HERE to find out more!