LIFE IS A BEACH – ALOHA! (GOODBYE) (PANTOUM)

July 31stAnd we end this month-long beach party the same way we started it, by saying “Aloha!”  Say goodbye this time: to the beach, summer or any friend you may have made on the sandy shore. Remember that there’s always another Aloha next year. Every ending is a new beginning, especially when it comes to Aloha!

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KEEPING UP WITH THE WAVES

July 30 – Sunset

July 29 – Silhouette

July 28 – Driftwood

July 27 – Horizons

July 26 – Watersports

LIFE IS A BEACH – SILHOUETTE

July 29thAs the sky changes and your surroundings get muted and hazy, write about the silhouette that is set before you. Bring the shadow out of the shadows and into the light of your muse. What is this silhouette?

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KEEPING UP WITH THE WAVES

July 28 – Driftwood

July 27 – Horizons

July 26 – Watersports

July 25 – Collecting Seashells

July 24 – Sunburn/Suntan (Rondeau)

LIFE IS A BEACH – DRIFTWOOD

July 28thYou’ve taken one last stroll along the shore either by yourself or holding the hand of your significant one (spouse, partner, friend, child…). You come across an interesting piece of driftwood. It looks like… Tell us about your souvenir in detail.

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KEEPING UP WITH THE WAVES

July 27 – Horizons

July 26 – Watersports

July 25 – Collecting Seashells

July 24 – Sunburn/Suntan (Rondeau)

July 23 – Romance

LIFE IS A BEACH – HORIZONS

July 27thThe vacation, as they usually do, is starting to wide down. We need to start thinking about returning “home” to our routine. We’ve had fun. We’ve relaxed. We daydreamed and envisioned better things for the world and ourselves. Look out to the horizon and realize there are many possibilities to ponder. Write a ‘horizon’ poem.

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KEEPING UP WITH THE WAVES

July 26 – Watersports

July 25 – Collecting Seashells

July 24 – Sunburn/Suntan (Rondeau)

July 23 – Romance

July 22 – A Million Fish in the Sea

LIFE IS A BEACH – WATERSPORTS

July 26thAside from swimming, there are many other activities to perform in the water. Write about a game or water sport or any non-swimming activity. (No, drowning is not an approved activity!)

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KEEPING UP WITH THE WAVES

July 25 – Collecting Seashells

July 24 – Sunburn/Suntan (Rondeau)

July 23 – Romance

July 22 – A Million Fish in the Sea

July 21 – Muscle Beach/Bikini Beach

LIFE IS A BEACH – COLLECTING SEASHELLS

July 25thWe see children with their sand shovels and pails digging for “treasure.”  They are collecting seashells. Write a seashell poem. Write about the former inhabitant of that shell. Maybe a collecting poem. Get it together and write your poem.

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KEEPING UP WITH THE WAVES

July 24 – Sunburn/Suntan (Rondeau)

July 23 – Romance

July 22 – A Million Fish in the Sea

July 21 – Muscle Beach/Bikini Beach

July 20 – Just Another Day In Paradise

LIFE IS A BEACH – ROMANCE

July 23rdIf  Sandy and Danny taught us anything in “Grease,”  it’s that romance can blossom at the beach. Write a romantic/love poem that finds its origin at the seashore!

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KEEPING UP WITH THE WAVES

July 22 – A Million Fish in the Sea

July 21 – Muscle Beach/Bikini Beach

July 20 – Just Another Day In Paradise

July 19 – Waves

July 18 – Children