NPM & Poetry Friday: T is for Hope

Here we are at the last Poetry Friday of National Poetry Month. I am in awe of everyone who shared a new poem daily. Congratulations! I have a few letters left to round out my alphabet of hope, which I’ll keep working on these into May. Why should April get all the fun?

T is for Hope



the Earth,
up water,
and more.


Draft, © Catherine Flynn, 2023

‘Wysauke’; known commonly as milkweed, pods at top and root cut off and drawn at side, 1906
John White, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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Previous NPM Posts:

Day 1: H is for…
Day 2: A is for Hope
Day 3: B is for Hope
Day 4: C is for Hope
Day 5: D is for Hope
Day 6: E is for Hope
Day 7: F is for Hope
Day 8: G is for Hope
Day 9: Hope is
Day 10: I is for Hope
Day 11: J is for Hope
Day 12: Hope is…
Day 13: L is for Hope
Day 14: M is for Hope
Day 15: N is for Hope
Day 16: More Poems of Hope
Day 17: Q is for Hope
Day 18: R is for Hope
Day 19: Hope is… Silvopastures

6 thoughts on “NPM & Poetry Friday: T is for Hope

  1. “All of us together” is what your poem meant to me, Catherine. And thanks for “Wysauke” – new to me. My students studied and created botanical illustrations, not easy but a fun and illuminating project. I love the one you shared, too.

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  2. How wonderful! Taproot is a delicious, thirst-quenching word. This poem is simple in words but satisfying in making me think about all that’s going on in the earth beneath me now.

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  3. The dogleg in that milkweed root made me laugh. So THAT’S why I can never pull up the “extra” milkweed all the way to the tip of the root (and thus it comes back forever)! I wonder if they all do that?

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