Bio Poem: Slice of Life #sol19 2/31

Today’s slice is inspired by Jen’s A little about me…, which was in turn inspired by Christine’s My Bio Poem. I don’t think I’ve ever tried one of these before. Who will be next??

Elisabeth (not Liz or Beth)

Persistent, questioning, curious

Mother of a fast-talking, wise-cracking, word-creating, basketball-obsessed teenaged boy

Who loves cats, coffee, and reading, preferably all at the same time

Who experiences great satisfaction in checking items off a to-do list (when she can remember to make one)

Who used to fear everything but has now mostly gotten over herself

Who cares about equity and inclusion and social justice

Who dreams of a solitary writing retreat in a cottage by the ocean

Who lives where the prairie meets the hills







34 responses to “Bio Poem: Slice of Life #sol19 2/31”

  1. mrsday75 Avatar

    Oh. I love this. Bio Poems are always fun and I have never tried this one. Putting it on my list.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      There are so many varieties online too. Many other options for lines to try!

  2. Dani Burtsfield Avatar

    Looks like we’re slicing neighbors today! I love your bio poem…I too would love a writing getaway by the ocean. Living in the mountains is beautiful, but digging my toes in warm sand sounds so inviting! And the to-do list checking off? Right up my alley. But I too must confess I don’t write those lists nearly as much as I should!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I don’t write them often enough either, but it is such a pleasure to check things off when I do. I have toyed with learning about and trying Bullet Journals this year.

  3. elsie Avatar

    Cats, coffee, reading all at the same time, what could be better?

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Exactly! You really need nothing more in life to be happy!

  4. Christine Avatar

    Thank you for tagging me. This was the first time I used this poetry format – I must try it again!
    I learned much about you with your version.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      It’s a fun format, so I am very glad I found your poem for inspiration.

  5. Lisa Corbett Avatar

    Lovely to meet you! Your poem includes all the highlights. I should maybe borrow this format tomorrow.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I enjoyed writing it–and there are other versions online if some of these line topics don’t inspire you.

  6. livinglife816287820 Avatar

    Fun, I especially relate to the love of ticking off items from a to do list, so satisfying, but like you, I hardly ever get around to making one! And of course cats, coffee and reading…!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Can’t ever go wrong with cats, coffee, and reading!

  7. Amanda Regan Avatar

    I love this! After reading your bio poem, I remembered why I always connect to your writing. We have a lot in common!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      It’s so interesting to find these commonalities throughout the month!

  8. arjeha Avatar

    I agree with elsie. Cats, coffee, reading. Me on my recliner with all three around or on me. Perfect.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I frequently have three cats sitting on me as well. Perfection!!

  9. shellymkeller Avatar

    I tried a bio poem today as well! A solitary writing retreat in a cottage by the ocean sounds perfect!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Wouldn’t we get so much done at that writing retreat??

  10. mschiubookawrites Avatar

    Thank you for the links and inspiration. I will keep this in my back pocket for a rainy writing day. Our sons should meet! I love your description of him.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Thank you! He keeps me on my toes, for sure. This is a great format for a rainy writing day! We all need a few of those in our pockets.

  11. Trina Haase Avatar
    Trina Haase

    Love this Elisabeth! I have used this form with students before and I always love finding out new things about them!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I will have to try this with students. It seems like a great way to get to know them and an easy way for them to finish a poem and feel accomplished.

  12. Ramona Avatar

    So fun! I would have to switch that line to cats, chocolate, and reading. I love how bit by bit we get to know each other better.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Chocolate sounds good too! We’ll just have both coffee AND chocolate!

  13. tenkoranmaah Avatar

    This is new to me and I loved that you shared it. I will definitely try a Bio-Poem soon.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I wasn’t intending to write a Bio Poem at all today, but couldn’t resist when I read the other slicers’ poems!

  14. Amanda Potts Avatar

    You know, I’ve assigned bio poems but have only ever written them quickly as a write-along. I like this format. Also, this description made me smile: “Mother of a fast-talking, wise-cracking, word-creating, basketball-obsessed teenaged boy”. Indeed.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I’m going to have to try this now with students. I like the format as well. An easy way to have some poetry success.

  15. margaretsmn Avatar

    I’ve forgotten about this poetry form. It works well to give us an introduction to who you are.

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I think so too, an easy way in to poetry and yet another list, which I’m really liking for slices this year!

  16. karpenglish Avatar

    This is a great bio poem. I like the symmetry of your first and last name at the beginning and the end and all the “who” lines in the middle. A solitary writing retreat sounds wonderful, but I think a solitary reading retreat would be even better. Is that a thing? Or would I just be a misanthropic hermit?

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      Ha! I don’t know if you’d just be a misanthropic hermit on a reading retreat, but it sounds pretty fabulous to me!

  17. carwilc Avatar

    Somehow I missed this yesterday. It was kind of a crazy day. I laughed when I read about your to-do list. I make them, but then lay them down and can’t find them to check things off. And I would love a retreat in a coattage by the sea, but mine would be a reading, no computer or internet access retreat!

    1. Elisabeth Ellington Avatar

      I do better when I keep mine in notebooks, but I have 4 notebooks I’m currently using, so the chances of finding just the right one when I need it… well, let’s just say it’s slim. I think I’d better have no Internet access at my writing retreat too because otherwise I’m going to fritter away all my time online!

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