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Celebrating Poetry, Day Three

Today on my run
I noticed how hardwired
my thoughts are for feet and miles and inches;
metric is a language
I haven't made time to learn.

But my feet understand the distance,
they know the language, whatever my mind says.
Those miles add up;
not as quickly as the kilometers!

Celebrating Poetry, Day Two

Today,
I am noticing the way
the new to me green tea
smells
filling my nose
with spice and sunshine--

A perfect Monday start.

Celebrating April with Poetry, Day 1

I'm reading The Pen and the Bell right now, and there are a few other places in my life where I am being reminded to find mindful attention. Add that to the fact that April is National Poetry Month both here in my new home and back in the States, and I feel a bit of a blog challenge coming on...
I know it's unlikely I'll be able to share a poem every single day, but I'm going to try to follow Miller and Hughes's poetic noticing as a more consistent practice this month, and when I do, I'll share the offerings with you. I'll also link to favorite poems of mine to spread a little bit of beauty.
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Today the sunlight belied my icy fingertips
Snow still on the ground sap rising in the trees
April is here; spring is shifting, settling, waiting
I'm noticing the possibility of a changed routine.
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Poem of the day: "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins
(A great one to use to teach poetry, particularly if, like me, your poetry units wander from t…