Monday, April 1, 2013

National Poetry Month 2013 begins!

Today begins a month long celebration of poetry.  Clever writers from all over have committed to bringing poetry to the forefront in many creative ways.  My intention is to share a new poem here every day.  I will be sharing "found" poems.  These are poems created from words found in various bindings, articles, church bulletins!  All month long, I will be turning a keen eye to all things written, looking for hidden poems.  Please join me in finding poems in whatever it is you are reading!

The bad news is I will be away from technology for the next week.  I will be writing the old fashioned way- in my Wonder Woman notebook with my felt tip pen. Rest assured that I will post my catch up poems as soon as I can!

Today's poem was found in the church bulletin from last week's Maundy Thursday service.  I collected the most powerful words in the bulletin.  As these words were jumping out at me, I couldn't help but think of a special little girl who was born eleven years ago today!

Mercy and Grace
By Melinda Harvey

Your presence is precious
It brings to me peace
A daughter, a sister, a God child, a niece.

I can not forget your
Slight body, sweet face
Your message of mercy, your lessons of grace.

Trembling with memories
The years reach eleven
Lamb of God, sweet angel watching from heaven.


  1. Ok, so not sure when you will see this, but I really love this found poem. Did you rearrange the words you chose? I am very curious to find out more about variations and "rules" for found poems. This is so moving. It makes me want to know more about this little girl. I have questions. Really beautiful. I am looking forward to this year's blog, and will await your return. Maybe I can come over in May.....things are ok in our world. I will share some day. Janet F.

  2. An interesting post with a nice poem.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.