Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Happy National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month, so I celebrated by writing a poem. If you decide to write one too, share a link in the comment section, so we can take a peek. Also, I'd love to hear who some of your favorite poets are, so give them a shout-out!

Story Farm by Laura Renegar

The writer’s brain is like a farm
With many seeds to sow.
Ideas sink in and some take root
In zig-zags more than rows.

The farmer weeds the adverbs out.
She fertilizes scenes.
Organically, she kills the tropes—
Those buggers can be mean.

She takes her time with characters.
Her voice makes each one blossom.
She irrigates and prunes each page,
Until the plot is awesome.

She’s story farming all the time.
As seasons paint the sky,
Until she picks her finest fruit
For publishers to buy.

*special thanks to my oldest daughter for illustrating my poem!


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    1. Thanks, Donna! And thanks for reminding me that April was National Poetry Month! :)

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  3. I love Donna Earnhardt's poetry too! You can find her blog at: https://wordwranglernc.wordpress.com/ . Some of her poems are beautiful and deep. Some are hilarious! Be sure to hop over and check out her poetic posts.

  4. Laura,
    This was very creative. I especially liked that ideas were planted in "zig-zags more than rows." Does this make us (writers) all farmers? ;)

    1. Thanks, Linda. Yes. Idea Farmers. Of course, with the speed of publishing, you could also call most writers waiters. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting!