Welcome to today's stop on the Kitlit Progressive Poem trail. Here is the poem thus far, including my pick from Robyn Hood Black.
Easily contagious – sharing smiles is my plan.
I'll spread my joy both far and wide
As a force of nature, I’ll be undenied.
Words like, "how can I help?" will bloom in the street.
A new girl along on the playground – let’s meet, let’s meet!
We can jump-skip together in a double-dutch round.
Over, under, jump and wonder, touch the ground.
Friends can be found when you open a door.
Side by side, let’s walk through, there’s a world to explore.
We’ll hike through a forest of towering trees.
Find a stream we can follow while we bask in the breeze.
Pull off our shoes and socks, dip our toes in the icy spring water
When you’re with friends, there’s no have to or oughter.
What could we make with leaves and litter?
Let's find pine needles, turn into vine knitters.
We'll lie on our backs and find shapes in the sky.
We giggle together: See the bird! Now we fly?
Inspired by nature, our imaginations soar.
Follow that humpback! Here, take an oar.
I wanted to turn it back toward the kindness that we found in the first stanza. That became too difficult, so I continued with the imagination. (I truly hope someone more experienced than I am can do that!) Since the friends are grabbing an oar, I thought I would send them into the imaginary sea.
Here are my two choices for Ruth Hersey at There is No Such Thing as a God-forsaken Town:
We paddle and paddle to the island we see.
Ahh! Here comes a wave--let's hold on tight!
Thank you all for your contributions! I look forward to seeing where our poem goes in these last nine days.