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Slice of Life: March Has New Meaning #SOL19 #TWTBlog

March has new meaning in my home.  This is my fourth year taking on the Slice of Life March Challenge.  The Slice of Life Challenge slows me down.  I take time to create my space.  I arrange everything just so.  I spend a lot of time in my favorite chair or spot on the couch. I wonder, ponder, and reflect.  I read, respond, and connect.  It is a gift I give myself.  I was sparked by Paula Bourque and Fran McVeigh to try an acrostic poem to capture the spirit of #SOL March.

Clare (and Riley)

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    Susan Kennedy
    Posted at 10:54h, 05 March Reply

    Lucky you to have such a writing companion.

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    Posted at 10:55h, 05 March Reply

    Love the juxtaposition of daffodils and another snow day! Enjoy a little extra time to sit, reflect and write.

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    Posted at 11:03h, 05 March Reply

    I, too,love the daffodils (so bright and cheery) and the fire that crackles. Clever acrostic! “-)

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    Chris Margocs
    Posted at 11:11h, 05 March Reply

    Daffodils on a snow day; I envy your “time off” to ponder and write! I hope you have lots of time to do that today.

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    Melanie Meehan
    Posted at 11:12h, 05 March Reply

    Yes, your post is a little like my space one! My family doesn’t know what to make of March, except for Larkin. We were trying to remember if this is our eighth and seventh year because she remembers slicing as a junior in high school. Ahhh.. Love March and slicing!

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    Posted at 11:15h, 05 March Reply

    What a great reflection on a snow day. You’ve captured everything great about the circumstances in a cute format.

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    Peter von Euler
    Posted at 11:16h, 05 March Reply

    I really like the idea of an acrostic where the word winds through the middle of the poem, like a vein, rather that at the beginnings of lines (like a fill-in-the-blank). I’m going to show this to some of my acrostic fans.

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    Lynne Dorfman
    Posted at 11:53h, 05 March Reply

    Oh, I love to fill the house with daffodils! Loved your poem and all the senses that are awakened! Love the space to read and write by a crackling fire with Riley nearby. Perfect!

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    Sarah Donovan
    Posted at 12:04h, 05 March Reply

    image, Font, Lettering, Verse. You have it all here. Love the intersecting modes of expression, and I am waiting desperately for daffodils.

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    Mandy Robek
    Posted at 12:23h, 05 March Reply

    This is lovely – the words and the image. I’ll be right over for a cup of tea and a visit. I love your excitement and support during this month of writing. I have tulips right now in the kitchen, daughter’s bedroom and bathrooms. We have to get through winter.

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    Erika Victor
    Posted at 12:27h, 05 March Reply

    Looks cozy! March is a different month for sure!

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    Diane Dougherty
    Posted at 12:33h, 05 March Reply

    Love the photos that accompany the acrostic. Some day I’ll learn how to do that!
    Daffodils are such happy flowers. You inspire me to pick some up today. Thank you

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    Posted at 14:51h, 05 March Reply

    The presentation of your poem is beautiful!

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    Larkin Meehan
    Posted at 20:05h, 05 March Reply

    Oooo I love the type, connect, and become. So many ways to think about & interpret those three words!

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    Posted at 01:13h, 06 March Reply

    A gift I give myself… that’s exactly how I view this time during the month of March.

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    Amanda Potts
    Posted at 01:42h, 06 March Reply

    I like the way the acrostic goes through the middle of the poem. And I really like the pictures – and the idea of daffodils. Sigh. This is my second year slicing and my family has not quite gotten used to it yet. Still, the space is coming…

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