Winding Down

31 Mar

During Spring Break I stayed up late.
Now, I have to go to bed at a reasonable time.

During Spring Break I got up later, without an alarm.
Now I have to get up in the dark, with the alarm.

During Spring Break a pot of tea, kept warm on the stove, followed my morning coffee.
Now, my morning coffee will be followed by a mug of cold tea, nursed all day.

During Spring Break I went with the flow.
Now I must work within a schedule.

During Spring Break I knit a lot.
Now I can only knit at night.

During Spring Break I wrote a slice every day.
Now, I will write a poem every other day for NaPoWriMo with my elective class.

During the month of March I wrote a slice everyday.
Now, for the next 11 months, I will Slice only on Tuesdays.

I hope I see you there too.

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12 Responses to “Winding Down”

  1. Wondering and Wandering March 31, 2018 at 6:45 am #

    Congratulations! I’m envious that Spring Break took place during the SOLC. There’s nothing like a blissful week of writing, reading, and commenting without the pressures of a school-day week. My break isn’t for two more weeks, but I was able to do some slice planning during February Vacation. See you Tuesday!

  2. jumpofffindwings March 31, 2018 at 7:31 am #

    I don’t know if this is your first SOL month, but I’m with you about continuing the “Tuesday Slice” tradition after my participation. This structure of poetry reminds me of Kenneth Koch’s Wishes, Lies, and Dreams “I used to _____, but now I ______.” What a great writing invitation for kids. Also thanks for an alert about NaPoWriMo; I didn’t know that exists.

  3. Diane Anderson (newtreemom) March 31, 2018 at 7:37 am #

    I’m feeling the same… it’s back to school Monday after two weeks off. See you on Tuesdays!

  4. Tricia Mac March 31, 2018 at 8:32 am #

    What a wonderful spring break week you had! See you Tuesday.

  5. franmccrackin March 31, 2018 at 10:35 am #

    Oh, that sad mug of cold tea at work! I have to go back, too.
    But the thought of writing will help.
    I like the idea of writing a poem every two days- everyday seemed too much. I haven’t decided whether to do that in April or a letter everyday in April. I will try to get back to TWT’s Tuesdays. Hope to see you there- maybe you will share some poetry šŸ™‚

  6. Lisa Corbett March 31, 2018 at 11:18 am #

    It was good to see you here again this year, Adrienne! I miss the school breaks too, when I can have my own body schedule rather than all the bells! In fact, the retired teacher group here calls their newsletter “To Hell With the Bell!” Which I think is a great title. See you on Tuesdays.

  7. Mrs. Tice March 31, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

    Great parallel structure used in your poem! The nice thing is that you had a “break” from the norm, but it sounds like you had a productive time!

  8. mbhmaine March 31, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

    I’m looking ahead to spring break in 9 school days. Not that I’m counting! lol Your format works really well for this final slice. Congrats on finishing strong!

  9. arjeha March 31, 2018 at 6:05 pm #

    Glad you had Spring Break to kick back and relax for a bit. One day the norm will change for you and it will always be Spring Break. Looking forward to your Tuesday posts.

  10. Alice Nine March 31, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

    Ah… your spring break sounds so relaxing, a good way to end March SOLC. See you on Tuesdays.

  11. Michelle @litlearningzone March 31, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

    Love the rhythm of your slice. Sounds like it was a great spring break … relaxing. But we will all be back to school and looking forward to summer break soon enough! Congrats on writing this month!

  12. Brian Rozinsky April 1, 2018 at 8:19 am #

    Transitions can be tricky and hard, but you sound like you’ve got these ones down. Your voice in this piece reminded me of the Four Questions asked in during the Passover holiday: Why is this night different from all other nights?

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