Monday, April 3, 2017

Line Three of the Progressive Poem

Welcome to day three of National Poetry Month. I hope you'll join in on all the fun. Jama Rattigan has a giant list of  poetry happenings.

Today we're celebrating with line three of Irene Latham's 2017 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem.

Line 1 from Heidi:

I'm fidget, friction, ragged edges--

Line 2 from Tabatha:

I sprout stories that frazzle-dazzle

Hmm. Tabatha wasn't ready to rhyme, but I'm feeling a leaning in that direction. Have you looked at your rhyming dictionary today? Not many options for edges or dazzle! So, I'm opting for a little slant rhyme. 

Here's line 3:

stories of castles, of fires that crackle

So far we have

I'm fidget, friction, ragged edges--
I sprout stories that frazzle-dazzle,
stories of castles, of fires that crackle

And now line four from Michelle to see what happens next.


1 Heidi at my juicy little universe
2 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
3 Doraine at Dori Reads
4 Michelle at Today's Little Ditty
5 Diane at Random Noodling
6 Kat at Kat's Whiskers
7 Irene at Live Your Poem
8 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
9 Linda at TeacherDance
10 Penny at blog-a- penny-and- her-jots
11 Ramona at Pleasures from the Page
12 Janet F. at Live Your Poem
13 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
14 Jan at Bookseedstudio
15 Brenda at Friendly Fairy Tales
16 Joy at Poetry for Kids Joy
17 Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect
18 Buffy at Buffy's Blog
19 Pat at Writer on a Horse
20 BJ at Blue Window
21 Donna at Mainely Write
22 Jone at Jone Ruch MacCulloch
23 Ruth at There's No Such Thing as a Godforsaken Town
24 Amy at The Poem Farm
25 Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge
26 Renee at No Water River
27 Matt at Radio, Rhythm and Rhyme
28 Michelle at Michelle Kogan
29 Charles at Poetry Time
30 Laura Purdie Salas at Writing the World for Kids


  1. Nicely done!! I enjoy the freedom of not being hemmed into a particular rhyme scheme... and now we are getting a clearer picture of the setting... thank you! xo

  2. Terrific! Now you've opened up new ideas about this character and what he or she might do. Thanks, Dori!

  3. I am still getting so many images...nice and open...

  4. Lovely--the language so far is such fun!

  5. I love that Irene stressed that this year the poem be for kids and I love that your line (and the previous lines) will appeal to kids. Great line!

  6. --and the energy continues! Yay, Doraine - :0)

  7. Thanks for feeding me a great line, Dori! I like what you did with the slant rhyme. It's turning out to be such a fun, energized poem, who needs a formal rhyme scheme?!

  8. The crackle of fire, somewhere in the realm of castles--I love it, Dori. Let's see where the kid-crackle goes!

  9. The door of possibilites is wide open, and growing!

  10. I'm loving the build of this poem.

  11. Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh! I am late but I am happy in my mouth. x