A Polm to Remeber my Nanny

Poetry Friday this week is hosted by Carol, at Beyond Literacy Link. Thanks, Carol! If you’re a teacher, a poet, or a reader of poetry, then click across and be inspired. There is so much good stuff shared amongst the Poetry Friday crew. And much to love about poetry! Continue reading

January Month of Poetry – Part One

Once again, my year has started with a Month of Poetry – writing one poem every day for the month of January. This is an annual event I’ve co-ordinated since 2008.

After my quiet months of no writing in 2011, I’m finding a deeper level of creativity during the #MoP. I’m writing in new ways, and liking it.

#MoP12 poems are posted to locked pages on the Month of Poetry blog, and there is a great community of sharing and discussion each day, which I find inspirational and informative. (Love it!) Remembering past #MoP friends – and the promise of more this month – inspired this poem on Day One;

I Remember You

I remember you;
the way you
weave words on paper,
play emotions
with phrases and pausing,
your voice echoing
through line breaks,
imagery and stark
haunting words.

I remember you;
breathing life
and form into poetry
so that when I read
no credit is needed –
the words whisper
your name
and take the shape
of you.

This is how it is with #MoP. Learning to recognise participants by their individual way with words. Six days in and it’s already exceeded expectations.