Book Spine Poem 20/30 #npm23

An interesting prompt on Margaret and Molly’s poetry calendar is to rewrite an old poem. I decided to rewrite a very recent poem using a different technique to see how the poem might change. The poem is still inspired by a morning walk and the Ethical ELA prompt to write about what you might miss if you skipped an activity. The new poem went through several drafts and was originally much longer and more concretely specific about what might be missed on a morning walk, but I kept stripping away book titles to discover a poem that is quite different from its original version and also quite different from my intentions as I started drafting.

What You Missed Today in the Neighborhood

some glad morning
cold enough for snow
quiet footsteps


For my National Poetry Project, I’m playing along with the poetry calendar created by Margaret and Molly.






2 responses to “Book Spine Poem 20/30 #npm23”

  1. Leigh Anne Eck Avatar
    Leigh Anne Eck

    I love how you used the two titles to make one line! I have never thought of that.

  2. natashadomina Avatar

    It is so interesting to read this version after reading the other version. I love them both! The other version really evoked the sights, while this one evokes the feeling of the morning.

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