Friday, April 26, 2013


Reflection in a Soap Bubble, Brockeninaglory, from Wikimedia Commons, via Mary Lee Hahn, Year of Reading

So for almost a month now (actually 26 days, but who's counting) I've been participating in Common Inspiration, Uncommon Creations,  a poetry challenge sponsored by Mary Lee Hahn, over at Year of Reading. Every day, Mary Lee posts an image from Wikimedia Commons, along with an original poem. She invites other people to post poems too. There have been some remarkable offerings. Today's image is a soap bubble.

"Soap Bubble"

A gentle puff
rainbow carriage
inviting me
to journey
to a magical
far away
fairy world. 

(c) Carol Wilcox, 2013 

POETRY FRIDAY today is hosted by Laura Purdie Salas, at Writing the World for Kids. Laura also has a terrific Poetry Challenge at her website. Every day, she reads a poem, some of her own, and some by other poets, and then invites people to write poems, either using the same technique or about the same subject. I'm looking forward to sharing Laura's videos next month when several of our grade levels engage in units of study around that genre.


Bridget Magee said...

Your poem makes me think of blowing bubbles with my daughters and dog - I think they both loved it equally. Thanks for the memory. =)

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

I love the delicacy of this, Carol- so ethereal and "of the world of the elves-ish".

Linda B said...

Those bubbles are magical, aren't they? It's one of the cheapest thrills around for my grand girls! I like that you used just the barest of words to show the lovely image, Carol.

Beverley Baird said...

Such a lovely opoem. Love the notion of magic and a fairy land.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend Carol!

Mary Lee said...

Only three more. I'm starting to have withdrawal...not from the pressure, but from the community. I'll miss writing with you and Linda and Kevin!

Carol said...

Totally agree! I won't miss the pressure of trying to write, especially poetry, every day, but I will miss writing and sharing with all of you! Slice of Life continues once a week throughout the year. Maybe we should do that too!

laurasalas said...

gentle puff -- love it!