Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Papa's Gifts #NationalPoetryMonth

It is April, and I am joining many others in celebrating National Poetry Month. This month many people turn to their gardens and landscapes and play in the dirt. I'd rather do a little playing with words. This month I will be creating found poems by taking words, phrases, and lines from other texts and rearranging them into a "literary collage" with a whole new meaning.

As I was sifting through the snippets spread out on the table, the words Papa's gift struck me, and I knew these were going into a found poem.

Papa's gifts
small steps
reaching across generations

the things they carried 
from the heart
from old roots

a family tree


  1. You are finding some beautiful words to weave together, Leigh Anne. I love this from the beginning to the end!

  2. Great poem that could be used as a intro to a mini-inquiry-project on immigration, Leigh Anne. Thanks for sharing your project.