April is National Poetry Month. Every year, my dear friend, and Poet Extraordinaire, Mary Lee Hahn, chooses a theme and writes a poem every day. She blogs and posts at two different places- YEAR OF READING and her fabulous new poetry blog, POETREPOSITORY.
This year's theme is PO-EMotions. Mary Lee promises, "I will write a poem a day that either evokes an emotion, or uses an emotion word in the title or body of the poem. Her list of emotions is here. I'm joining her, at least some days.
Today's emotion is cheerfulness.
A RECIPE FOR CHEERFULNESS
One fluttery purple iris
Two blades of green grass
Tulips- three each of palest pink, red, and yellow
Four drops of daffodil juice
A dash of lilac zest
Stir together in large bowl
Set oven to full sunshine,
bake until ingredients reach desired consistency
Best when served in a large glass
on patio or porch swing.
(c) Carol Wilcox, 2015
I wish for you a slow Sunday for catching up, and perhaps time enough to enjoy a glass of cheer in the warm spring sunshine (none of that sunshine is here!)
I just wrote this at Mary Lee's site: Carol, what a wonderful, cheery poem that is inventive. Too bad that we cannot create this drink and have instant cheerfulness.
Would you consider pairing this with a photo and offering it for my online gallery, Spring's Serenity? -Now I see you have a photo that accompanies your poem. Is it an original? Would you like to join up with me for Spring's Symphony? See: http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/04/listening-for-springs-symphony.html for more information.
A lovely recipe to use all the summer long, Carol. I'd forgotten how fun writing a 'recipe' poem can be!
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