Saturday, April 22, 2017

NPM Day 22: The Letter T and Celebrate This Week!

My book spine poem for NPM 2017:

She walks in beauty
A jar of tiny stars
Awakening the heart
Opening a door
House of light 
Pass the poetry, please!

Continuing my alphabetic stroll
through National Poetry Month 
with a book of poetry focused 
on the letter T for Earth Day . . .  

The Tree That Time Built:
a celebration of nature, science, and imagination
selected by Mary Ann Hoberman and Linda Winston

I love this anthology which includes an audio CD with readings of 44 poems from the book, including 18 poets reading their own works.  A glossary is included at the end of the book along with suggestions for further reading and research and short biographical snippets about each of the poets. 

Two of my favorite poems from the book (which I selected
without realizing that they fit my T theme for Day 22) are
"Think Like a Tree" by Karen A. Shragg and
"This World" by Mary Oliver.  

 Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres.

When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build. 
   A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.

Teddy pics from VA
This little bunny (and his parents)
will be here next weekend for a visit!

 Jack pics from WA
This little guy is all smiles!  
We have one more week until
Mom goes back to work and
Grandma starts her new job as
Granny Nanny (3 days a week).

Spring is busting out all over!
 We had sunshine and temps
in the mid sixties on Friday!

And I'll close with these words from

 "A Prayer in Spring." 
" . . . keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year."

You can read the entire poem
by Robert Frost at the Writer's Almanac.

Have a wonderful weekend and
keep celebrating the goodness!


  1. Beautiful family pictures! Thank you for sharing! And I love that book spine poem! Brilliant!!!

  2. As always your posts fill me with joy. Pure and simple. Thank you, Ramona.

  3. Wonderful to hear about the book, and to see those grand-boys! You get to keep Jack 3 days. That is something to celebrate, and his parents must be happy about it and so appreciative.