There are plenty of things to celebrate this time of year, and I hope this Easter poem helps you do that. Easter arrives early this year (in March), but that’s not often the case. This poem is part of a collection of springtime poems that appear in my latest book: Spring Splashes—April Poems.
There were so many enticing word-related opportunities lately, I overloaded myself and had to pull back. Here is the result of one that I enjoyed through a local group called The Village Writers School. The writing exercise briefly pulled me out of poetry into short-story writing. It was a 15-minute challenge based on a choice of prompts. The prompt I chose was “First Impressions.” Here is how it went:
Some blogging things I tried lately didn’t suit me or my current life, so I shifted them aside. Oh the other hand, I re-immersed in poetry writing and publishing. Today, taking National Puppy Day as my poem prompt, I created this to share:
Puppy love applies outside the canine realm, so shift this poem message wherever it suits.
~ ♥ Jo
Dog by Alice10 at Morguefile
Puppy Poem by Jo Lightfoot
This blog post will be self-explanatory once I explain that it was prompted by my participation in a 7-day blogging challenge given by Jeff Goins. The challenge starts today and this is the first exercise:
“The work will teach you how to do it.”
In my work as a writer, calligrapher,
instructional designer, and poet,
I encountered thousands of meaningful
and wonderfully expressed quotations.
The one above—an Estonian proverb—
resonated above all the rest.
I’ve adopted it as my personal motto.
Its words also mean:
“Life will teach you how to live it.”