Welcome to day 5 of the first (I think) experiment in collective verse, the 2012 KidLit Progressive Poem! This fun idea was the brainchild of the talented Irene Latham
Irene got us started on the first day and each day the poem moves to a new blog where you can read the next line. It will be such fun to see the twists and turns this poem takes along the way. You can read the schedule for the progressive poem in the sidebar on the right.
Here is the poem, thus far, with my new line #5.
If you are reading this
you must be hungry
Kick off your silver slippers
Come sit with us a spell
A hanky, here, now dry your tears
Next up is Mary Lee at A Year of Reading.
My next installment of KICK THE POETRY CAN’TS will be up a little later today.
You tossed in a hanky! This is such fun, and a good thing in our culture of “instant” everything to have to wait each day for a wonderful new surprise. Happy Poetry Month, Susan – :0)
It was either a hanky or a spider. It was close for a while. I think it’s such a fun idea and so easy for people to play along with us.
I love the direction this is going — then again, it may be completely different tomorrow! Love the hanky. I’m getting a distinctly southern feel so far…:) Happy day, Susan!
Who knows which way this adventure will turn next!
Hi Susan – that message above was from me! No idea why my info didn’t post. 🙂 Hello!
Haha, Renee, sometimes I think WordPress has a mind of its own. Thanks for stopping by.
A hanky! Brilliant, Susan! Now I’m wondering, why is our reader upset? What has happened? Perhaps Mary Lee will enlighten us. 🙂
And I agree with Robyn about the joy of delayed gratification. Oh delicious anticipation!
Glad you liked it, Irene. It was harder than I thought it would be to add the next line.
I can’t wait to see where this goes. Thanks for the link so we can follow along.
Thanks for reading, Ellie. Sorry I was late getting #5 up. I wanted to let the progressive poem have top billing today.
Must now start thinking to tragic circumstances and tears with a hanky Susan. What fun!
Yes, Linda, be pondering your line now but trust me, it was much harder to pick a line to add than I thought it would be. Okay, maybe I’m a wee bit of a perfectionist. 🙂
What a great twist… Can’t wait to see where Mary takes this tomorrow.
It will be fun to see where all this ends up, won’t it?
I think you made the right decision when you went with the hanky instead of the spider. 🙂
I think you’re right, Ruth. Thanks for stopping by.
Oh my. Now there is a bit of tension, not just a visit. I do hope we can soothe this visitor. Mary Lee is the perfect person to go next! Lovely twist! a.
I’m glad you liked the twist.
Love the old-timey feel with the “hanky” and the “slippers”. You snatched it away from its celebratory trajectory and set this baby on a whole new path.
Ooh, wasn’t intent so much on snatching but I did want to up some tension. 🙂
Ah, so now we know the listener has silver slippers and, perhaps, silver tears.
(i am thinking about how oral stories are such a lovely way to calm an upset child)
ooh, silver tears would have been great! Grrr, too late for me. 🙂
A hanky or a spider, huh. Interesting! I’m wondering where this will be after one more line is added. I think I’ll go check it out 🙂
So much fun to see the spin everyone adds.