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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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…!

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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!

    • 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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