March 2 Challenge: Reading

The Secret Gardenand so did i

and frighten
poor mary lennox.
parents lost.  warmth of sun removed.
all near and dear, departed. 
          only two small boys here.
caught in the middle between grief 
         and overwhelming joy.  
         mary learns to be a girl.

A Fibonacci poem for one of my favorite childhood books, The Secret Garden.

March 2nd is “Read Across America Day” in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

Please add your link in the comments or paste your submission into the comments.  Be a good neighbor and visit and comment on other folk’s works!  Please tag your work “MarchChallenge”

Many blessings on your journey.

Today's Links: 

Mike Patrick

Buddha's World of the Arts




VivInFrance (more camping!)




Becca Givens

Art Happens 365

Yesterday's Links (if you missed anybody!): 

Mike Patrick


Buddha’s World of the Arts




Art Happens 365




Categories: Poetry Post-a-Day


  1. Mike Patrick said on March 1, 2011
    You are in my wheelhouse today, on of my favorite subjects.
    1. Mike Patrick said on March 1, 2011
      Obviously it's not writing; otherwise, I would have spelled "one" correctly.
      1. Sometimes I wish we had "like" buttons!
  2. Paulo Guimaraes said on March 1, 2011
    Haha, Mike we are all guilty of spelling errors. I have a hard time thinking of words to use,lol. Good Poem CM! I remember my favorite books were ones about folklore monsters (loch ness, Bigfoot, Dracula, etc.)! Was not and, still am not, really big on reading, except manga ( but that has pictures,lol). I have books that I can bust out on occasion, like poetry books or philosophy anthologies. I guess I am a kid at heart.
    1. Mike Patrick said on March 1, 2011
      Paulo, I read a book a day for probably a fifth of my life. Still read a lot, and will read almost anything: action adventure, psi-fi, biographies, westerns etc. Gave up on horror after Steven King's The Shining. Only book I ever read that scared me so badly (the bathtub scene), I had to lay it down and walk away for awhile before finishing it. Haven't read horror since.
  3. Paulo Guimaraes said on March 1, 2011
    Here is my contribution for March 2nd:
  4. vivinfrance said on March 1, 2011
    I don't think I can better a poem written for writers island a few weeks ago:
  5. Nimue said on March 1, 2011
    Can i suggest something .. please make a seperate page for March Challenge on your blog. so you do not have to add all previous links daily .. Check this if you need a demo : Like i did for months, you can do for each day :) will be easy to access for any one .. you can mention the page link every where for the challenge !
    1. Perfect!
  6. honeyhaiku said on March 1, 2011
    That was fantastic CM. The Secret Garden was a favorite of mine, still is. Here is my link:
  7. vivinfrance said on March 1, 2011
    Because I chickened out in posting an old poem for day 2, I've written another camping piece - fiction this time:
  8. vivinfrance said on March 1, 2011
    Oops, wrong link!
  9. goldenhairbear10 said on March 1, 2011
    Day #2 Reading
  10. Margaret Bednar said on March 2, 2011
    The Secret Garden holds a special place in my heart. My son was in the musical version. We listened to the Broadway Musical version (and still do) forever. You should do yourself a favor and get a copy of it. "Lilly's Eyes" is a particular favorite song.
  11. otterblossom said on March 2, 2011
    The Fibonacci poem is one of my favorite forms! Not what I used for this one though:
  12. ladynimue said on March 2, 2011
    And this is my post : Haven't read the book you mentioned the poem is generating interest ! will check the book :)
  13. earlybird said on March 2, 2011
    here's my contribution
  14. Kim Nelson said on March 2, 2011
    I'm a huge fan of the Fibonacci form, and you have done it justice here. Every word is precisely chosen and judiciously placed. Fabulous!
    1. Thanks! I am trying to expand my "go to" forms. Other than my main "go to" form of random. :-)
  15. goldenhairbear10 said on March 2, 2011
    I love the secret garden. What a wonderful piece you wrote. Well done.
    1. Thanks! Didn't you just want to discover a secret garden of your own when you read this?
  16. Becca Givens said on March 2, 2011
    March 2nd Reading:
  17. Margaret Bednar said on March 2, 2011
    Thank you! I love your communication poem! I've been there s a mom! reading post
  18. trisha said on March 5, 2011
    this was a masterpiece jane.

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