Friday, October 29, 2010

Windy Weather, Poetry Friday, and November Writing Challenges

Inspired by this week's blustery autumn weather and Poetry Friday, I wrote a windy weather poem.


Wind grabs the bird feeder,
tosses it next door,
giving hungry birds
a new yard to explore.

Wind grabs the garbage can,
turns it upside down,
blocking the alley
on our way out of town.

Wind grabs the wind chime,
carries it along,
clinking and clanking—
wind must like its song!


We are so excited! Next Friday, November 5, the Teaching Authors host Poetry Friday! Be sure to take a peek! Today's Poetry Friday host is Toby Speed at The Writer's Armchair. Hi, Toby!

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) begins on November 1! The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

Picture book writers can take part in their own challenge in November. The goal of PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) is to create 30 picture book ideas in 30 days.


Good luck! Have fun! Keep writing!

JoAnn Early Macken

9 comments:

Peggy said...

Thanks. Your poetry always blows me away.

Carmela Martino said...

JA,
Lovely poem! I can definitely relate, as it's been incredibly windy here too.

Toby Speed said...

JoAnn, I was just about to say that your poetry blows me away! I love your grabby wind. The hungry birds with the new yard to explore made me laugh. Thanks!

April Halprin Wayland said...

Love that the wind likes its own song...egoist that it is!

Mary Lee said...

We had wild wind here this week, too!

JoAnn Early Macken said...

Thanks, everyone!

Esther Hershenhorn said...

Thanks for the PiBoIdMo reminder, JoAnn, and for your gusty poem.
This past week Chicago earned its actually non-meterological-metaphoric Windy City nickname.

taralazar said...

Love the poem. And thanks for mentioning PiBoIdMo.

TinyReader said...

Beautiful and inspiring!