2014 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem

2014kidlitprogpoemHappy Poetry Month! Today is my turn to add a line to the 2014 Progressive Poem, organized by Irene Latham. The poem started April 1 at Charles Waters’ blog.

Charles started us out with a very definite character, and I wanted to continue that character’s voice. Anastasia added a bit of mystery – a rune which may tell something of the future. But I don’t think this character is going to lie down and accept that the future is already mapped out…


Sitting on a rock, airing out my feelings to the universe

Acting like a peacock, only making matters that much worse;

Should I trumpet like an elephant emoting to the moon,

Or just ignore the warnings written in the rune?

Those stars can’t seal my future; it’s not inscribed in stone.


And I hope ending with ‘stone’ gives enough flexibility for Sheila to find a rhyme tomorrow! Follow along all month:

1 Charles at Poetry Time

2 Joy at Joy Acey

3 Donna at Mainely Write

4 Anastasia at Poet! Poet!

5 Carrie at Story Patch

6 Sheila at Sheila Renfro

7 Pat at Writer on a Horse

8 Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme

9 Diane at Random Noodling

10 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference

11 Linda at Write Time

12 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading

13 Janet at Live Your Poem

14 Deborah at Show–Not Tell

15 Tamera at The Writer’s Whimsy

16 Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge

17 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche

18 Irene at Live Your Poem

19 Julie at The Drift Record

20 Buffy at Buffy Silverman

21 Renee at No Water River

22 Laura at Author Amok

23 Amy at The Poem Farm

24 Linda at TeacherDance

25 Michelle at Today’s Little Ditty

26 Lisa at Lisa Schroeder Books

27 Kate at Live Your Poem

28 Caroline at Caroline Starr Rose

29 Ruth at There is No Such Thing as a Godforsaken Town

30 Tara at A Teaching Life

26 thoughts on “2014 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem

  1. Heidi says:

    Hi, Carrie! I see you were influenced by Anastasia’s photo of the rock–which transformed Charles’s nondescript rock for sitting into a rock for predicting. But I agree with you–this peacock-elephant voice is not one to go quietly, and now the poem is about prospects for the future, and full of questions…what is the dilemma? how much power does the speaker have? is s/he all alone in this universe? is a leap required, some wings? So interesting!

  2. bookseedstudio says:

    Brava! Stone is a word I meditate on as I live in an area (Florida) with lovely shells, limerock, coral rock but no true stones. I recognize many of the poets/sites here but so many more are new to me. This progressive party is a fine feast, thank you to all & for today’s to StoryPatch/Carrie.


  3. Janet F. says:

    I, too, like how the poem is shaping and how you have made the character so strong, determined, Carrie. What is next for our trumpeting peacock?
    aka Janet Clare on FB

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