Thursday, March 15, 2012

solsc.2012: some days 15/31


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       Why do . . .                                      Why can't . . .                 
some days feel                                   more days feel
stressful                                           relaxing
busier                                              free
full of things to do                              nothing to do
running here                                      walking there
never ending                                       slowing down
starting this -                                    finishing that -
oh, need to do that                              no need to do this
running there                                     walking here
never feel like                                    always feel like
I'm giving 100%                                   I'm giving 110%
spinning the plates                               spinning the plates
don't                                                don't
  d                                                    d
     r                                                     r 
   o                                                     o   
      p  it --                                              p  it --
oops.                                               good save.



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19 comments:

  1. You are so creative! I am in awe of your poetry form. What a perfect way to express the way time travels. Awesome!!

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  2. This is brilliant. I was just posting on Karen's blog that I have stayed with the personal narrative format for every slice. I love that you try so many things. The form is amazing here.

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  3. You are so creative Michelle!!! It would be nice if everyday was a "good save" . . . but if they were you wouldn't have been able to write such a cool and inspirational slice!!!

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  4. I definitely can relate to your poem. Today, I totally had a day where I felt stressed all day long dealing with different things in my classroom. I hoping for a more relaxed day tomorrow! I like how you had the two columns with your poem. :)

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  5. Wow! How do you come up with your variety of writing? I am so impressed by your creativity and innovation. I can feel that you have been having a very stressful week, but you have a good outlook of what's to come - Spring Break! Hang in there, only one more week to go! Love ya M

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  6. Neat post! I love the two columns and how they contradict each other.
    Don't forget - you've got lots of people around you to help keep the plates spinning, as well as sweep up when one falls.

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  7. Love the two voice poem...inspirational...
    there are those days....

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  8. Love the two stanzas in your poem. I especially like the way you played with the white space when you wrote it.

    I'm with you. More relaxing days are needed around here too!

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  9. May be because there are more stressful days we appreciate and enjoy the relaxing ones more. Just pondering along with you. Can't do it in a poem format. The double poem format you used is super.

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  10. This form fits your words perfectly and I love, absolutely love, the d r o p i t with the nice save at the end. Even the words on the right hand side 'feel' more easy and relaxed. I love this poem, Michelle!

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  11. This is a cool form! I'm going to use this as inspiration to build a "two minds" exercise for my poetry writing workshops. Sweet super-clever slicing! :)

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  12. Such a creative format! I love the parallel structure - I will have to try this with my kiddos.

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  13. Great poem...you are getting very clever with your poetry. I like the side by side format. Nice job

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  14. I love the two voice contrast here. Brilliant

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  15. You keep coming up with fresh ideas! Your posts make me want to push my craft. Thank you.

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  16. Love not only the poetry, but the side by side format!! How close relaxing and stressed can be to one another.

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  17. Ruth is right - WOW. This is so cool. I saved this one. I want to try something like this someday. Talent!

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.