For the past ninety-two days, I've been enjoying the very talented Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's daily poems. In fact, I've enjoyed her work so much that she has inspired me to jump on board and try my hand at writing poems for the month of July. I"m only working part-time this month, so it's the perfect time to try this experiment.
This month I'm hoping to accomplish three things: to get into a daily writing routine, to gain more confidence in my writing, and to have a group of poem sketches I can revise and polish during the school year.
I'm nervous about sharing this commitment, but I need to make myself accountable. To stay on track, I'll post an update every Friday. I don't have the time or confidence to post daily poems, but I promise to be honest about my progress.
I am grateful to Amy for encouraging me to try this experiment. If you want to read some great poems head on over to The Poem Farm. Amy is also our host this week for Poetry Friday.
Today I'm sharing the first poem sketch from MyPoWriMo. I decided to make a list of some of my favorite things about summer, and this is what I came up with so far.
Snow cones, sweet tea, lemonade
Ice cream, picnics,and parades
Riding skateboards, scooters, bikes
Sunday morning nature hikes
Baseball games played in the park
Catching fireflies after dark
Watching movies, staying up late
Sleeping in way past eight
Playing outside in the sun—
Let’s go have some summer fun!