Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Celebrating Poetry

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by Stacey and Ruth from Two Writing Teachers.


We celebrated warmth and sunshine this past week with a writing session outside!  Those of us who live in the Northwest know that a sunny day in April is a moment to be seized.  When we had our second day of almost sixty degree weather, we took our Writer's Notebooks and headed outside for inspiration.  

Inspired by a fellow slicer, I tried my hand at a new form, the arun.  It's a fifteen-line poem in three sets of five lines. Each set of five lines follows the same syllable structure: starting with one syllable and increasing by one (1/2/3/4/5 — 3x).

we bask
in your glow
gathering words,
celebrating warmth.
collect ideas
capturing this
one moment in time.
We linger,
longing to stay
in your warm embrace.

GirlGriot inspired me to try this new form. She has written many aruns during Poetry month.  Here's a link to a birthday arun she wrote for her niece.  


  1. I saw part of this last night, but now am happy to see the pictures, Ramona. Lovely to be outdoors & writing, isn't it? Thanks for sharing what's going on!

  2. How lovely to be outside and writing about the outside....loved the pictures, too.

  3. Changing the surroundings gets the creative juices flowing. I love your arun! Seize the sunshine when it is there because it fades so quickly this year.