Determined not to miss a day, I finally gleaned that the Day 19 brief is to write a paragraph that briefly recounts a story, describes the scene outside our window, or even gives directions from home to the grocery store. Next we are to erase words from this paragraph to create a poem or, alternatively, use the words of your paragraph to build a new poem. Whilst consuming my break time snack I gazed out of the window and came up with the following poetic offering based on the paragraph underneath.
Slice of Life
Tweeting and ploughing
Hazy, pleasant breeze
Bugs exploring overgrown grass
Shadows on rusty barks
Pungent fertiliser stench
Gentle thud of break time footballs
The scraping and filling of construction
Two recumbent bicycles
The birds are tweeting and the tractors are ploughing the fields in purposeful rows. The sunshine is hazy and there is a pleasant breeze. Some bugs are exploring the overgrown grass and the school building is casting shadows on the rusty barks. There is a pungent stench of fertiliser and the gentle thud of break time footballs can be heard. The scraping and filling of rural construction can be heard and two cyclists ride by on recumbent bicycles.