Annie Shares News Volume 2 Issue 5 April/May 2023
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Hello and spring blessings to you! 🌻
Here in New York’s lower Hudson valley the weather has been unusually unpredictable. Roller coaster weather. I hear it’s not going to change.
April began National Poetry Month and it’s taken most of my spare time keeping up with the daily prompts, some I’ll share here in the issue. The first is a limerick. 😮💨
There once was a clown who laughed
Giggled for days and forgot his bath
He stunk so bad
the circus was glad
when he moved in with the camel and her calf.
The past few months has gifted me writing time. I continue revising my next novel, Imperfections, the estimated date of publication is not yet established. I also have a poetry collection planned for late 2024 titled, Scattered Sequences, which will be out after the novel. I’ll share the details in this newsletter and on my blog, www.thought-wheel.com .
Another poem written during the first half of April for NPM:
It might begin with A mild hitch in breath
Or thumping tail
While curled up napping.
It might continue with an Ear twitch
A whine or yip
Or it might result in dramatic growls
Jerking legs and mouth noises.
`Where or where does my
When canine eyes close
and synaptic rest sends him
Into doggie dream land.
Speaking of Bailey, for whom this poem was written, he had surgery to remove a grade 1 carcinoma on his right lung. The growth was the size of a golf ball. The surgery was successful and he’s two months out from the procedure and is back to being a silly food hound. His birthday is April 25 and he will be ten. He does not show any signs of retirement or stress so we will continue being a team for the next six months, then re-evaluate. We have to watch him closely and send him in for scans every three months. 🦮 💖
A final poem and explanation; a crowdsourced poem is just as it sounds. Our group was given the word ‘beauty’ and asked to write three lines of what the word means to them. Then one person collected the three line verses and sent the collection to the writers who wanted to participate in writing their own poem based on the verses. We were then asked to write our own poem, using the three line verses, no limits on how we selected and organized the lines or words. This is my version. Enjoy!
We Are Poetry
A crowdsourced poem created
with content submitted by
the Behind Our Eyes Writers Group
For NPM April 2023
By Ann Chiappetta
Beauty blooms inside
A word appreciated without the eye
It is a spread of fragrant petals
A whirl of Bright feathers
a baby’s belly laugh
This vowel blessed word
Spelled with E, A, U and Y, sometimes I
Is both ephemeral and timeless
A beat of two or three;
beatific Beauty is Beautiful
It is a word felt in The passing of a storm’s vitality
Dissipating Into a serene blue sky
my heart responds to the word
It conducts me
Like a guide dog
Through the unseen landscape of a rhymed life.
Until next time-