On her blog, A Different Perspective, my friend Murisopsis issued a challenge for National Poetry Month:  using the supplied prompts, in any order, write thirteen poems in 30 days, one poem each Monday, Wednesday and Friday in April.  The first week, I nailed three prompts with one poem; the second week, ditto.  Could I pull off this amazing feat a third time?  See for yourself!

4.  Write a concrete (shape) poem
5.  Write a poem about signs of spring
8.  Write four Haiku about favorite foods

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  1. murisopsis April 21, 2019 / 12:53 am

    Woot! Is that a salad bowl I see? I love the one about rhubarb and the spinach haiku made me laugh!!

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    • Just Joan April 21, 2019 / 8:06 am

      It’s the basket I carry to the Farm Market, full of the signs of spring. Hubby is a rhubarb pie purist–no strawberries, ever. Spinach, asparagus, rhubarb, and fresh herbs are all favorite foods, especially after a long winter. I’m at the point where triples are no longer possible, so look for upcoming challenge poems on their “due date.” 🙂


  2. Tippy Gnu April 21, 2019 / 8:31 am

    Just Joan wrote a poem
    About the signs of springtime
    Now I am hungry

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    • Just Joan April 21, 2019 / 9:38 am

      Love your Haiku, Tippy. I had you pegged as more of a Cheez-its kind of guy. Getting your five-a-day is definitely easier in spring, when everything is fresh and colorful. 🙂

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      • Tippy Gnu April 21, 2019 / 10:31 am

        Cheez-Its only give me my yellows. I have to have other colors too.

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    • Just Joan April 22, 2019 / 8:00 pm

      Hey, Snoozin! I suppose I could have squeezed one more item in the basket. And I love strawberries. Alas, we have none at the farm market yet. They do not ripen around here until early June. 🙂


  3. circumstance227 April 30, 2019 / 3:04 pm

    I missed the basket shape here – maybe because my mind got stuck on the concept of eating asparagus spears one-by-one. How does that work? Our only cure for asparagus is to strip, slice and slow-cook it in a white wine risotto. Now if I know you, what YOUR brain is working on is how to do the last four challenges in one go.

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    • Just Joan April 30, 2019 / 4:36 pm

      Ooooooh! We brush asparagus spears with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and grill them for a minute or two. They land on the plate bright green and intact. I could cut the whole pile crossways and fork up the pieces, but I prefer to pick them up with my fingers and eat them one by one. People don’t carry baskets to the market anymore, mostly reusable bags, but I hoped running it on Easter Sunday would provide a clue. 🙂


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