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A Poem For Every Day in March

Updated on September 7, 2014

March Is The Last Complete Month of Poems

When I have filled this hub to the brim with thirty-one poems, I will have only six more to write, before I complete my challenge to write a poem for every day of the year. What will I do then? I must give that some serious thought. Maybe I will continue my poems elsewhere. I hope you will enjoy these from this month and also dip into the ones in the previous months. I intend to go back over the months and see if I can improve many of my poems.

March

March 1st

Fluster, bluster March

Comes in like a lion bold,

Roaring o'er the land

Listen

Haiku

March 2nd

Esoteric art

Formed by matching syllables

Succinct and pithy.

Listen

Nostalgic Wind

March 3rd

Wind through the tree tops

Blow like a rustling shadow,

Calling me homeward.

Listen

Daisy

March 4th

Daisy white and gold

Sitting in the short cut lawn

Clean, bright and perfect.

Listen

Springtime

March 5th

Daffodils in the breeze,

Gently swaying in springtime,

Giving joy to us.

Listen

Wordsworth's Daffodils Read by Jeremy Irons

Insomnia

March 6th

Insomnia strikes,

I get out of bed and read,

In the morning sleep.

Listen

Tropical Forest

March 7th

Tropical forest

Full of green fronds and damp moss.

Hear the parrots scream.

Listen

Chamber Music

March 8th

Playing Baroque tunes

Two fiddles and harpsichord

Good morning pastime.

Listen

Have a Listen To Purcell

What Do You Think of Haiku?

Do you like Haiku?

Great Expectations

March 9th

Buying baby clothes

Great expectations thrill us.

Waiting time for now.

Listen

Dolphins (subject suggested by Stonecutter)

March 10th

Gleaming wet dolphins,

Highly intelligent beasts,

Slip through the ocean.

Listen

Gravestones (suggested by Stonecutter)

March 11th

Gravestones in quarry

Waiting for a name on them.

Will it next, be mine?

Listen

That First Smile (suggested by Mivvy)

March 12th

Little button mouth

Shaped in first smile for mother.

Happy day for both.

Depression (suggested by Plrang)

March 13th

Dark days have come now.

They will not stay for ever.

Soon will come the sun.

Tsunami

March 14th

Sea pulls right back now

Tsunami then comes rushing.

Destruction all round.

Listen

Avalanche (suggested by Elyria )

March 15th

Hear the distant roar

Fear fills my heart with panic,

Whiteness is my end.

Listen

Long Time Coming

March 16th

March sunshine bursts out

Chases away the gloom now

Welcomes the Springtime.

Dogs

March 17th

Dogs come in all sizes,

Some almost horse-like, others wee.

Pals, exuberant.

Liz Mackay

Listen

The Important Meeting

March 18th

A headache lingers

I've been talking to two friends,

Voices in my head

Liz Mackay

Listen

Tiredness

March 19th

Fatigue has got me

Clasped strongly in its fingers

Tired I fall asleep.

Liz Mackay

Listen

In Spring

March 20th

I went for a ride

In the countryside rolling.

Green with light air bright.

My Hymnbook

March 21st

Full of words to sing

Praising God the Creator

I've never sung enough.

Freedom

March 22nd

I'm tired of Haiku

I want to break free from its bonds.

I want my words to flow

Unrestrained.

To be free from five syllables and seven, to run on forever if I choose.

Like Queen I want to break free.

For twenty one days I have been shackled.

A good discipline,

But now comes freedom

For my last sixteen poems of this year's task.

The End Draws Nearer

March 23rd

I'm out of practice at this game,

Writing poems is its name.

I hope I don't write something tame,

Or even worse something the same

And not write unique content.

Not far to go now

Till the end

Of my year-long challenge.

On my way I wend,

Poems to you send.

It's been a pleasure

All this year

To fill the page

With hope and cheer.

Thank you for your listening ear.

Sky Blue

March 24th

The sun is shining

It's spring.

The sky should be blue

What did they fling

Into the air that's its grey?

I wish that grey would go away

And bring back the blue,

The azure blue

I used to see in spring.

A Sister

March 25th

A sister is a special friend

Who knows you very well.

Her roots are in the very soil

As yours.

She knows the toil

And sweat and tears

You suffer on the way

For her life runs parallel.

She shares your fears.

Together you have grown

And learnt life's lessons.

Her support is good

And ready when you need it.

It's good to have a sister

Don't you think?

Topical Poems for this Month

These are poems from Eliot's twenties and were first published after his death. Enjoy their fresh, lively spirit, mimicking the antics of the hare.

The Sunday Service

March 26th

Sunday is nearly here.

I have prepared the service

For a country wayside chapel

Where fifteen or so will meet.

May what I have to say

Be helpful.

May it be what God wants them to hear.

As I explain the Bible story

Of the woman at the well,

May they see

That Jesus comes to us in our need

To give us living water.

Writing a Poem Every Day

March 27th

To write a poem

Every day

Might seem

An awful chore,

But I enjoy it,

Most of the time,

I don't find it a bore.

I take a subject from the air

And work upon it till it's fair.

I add a verse

With perhaps a rhyme.

I find it great

To fill the time.

Street Pastors

March 28th

Street Pastors are on patrol tonight,

Waiting for the clubs to shut.

Then the girls in skimpy dress,

Tottering on high heels,

Come out so drunk

They hardly know which way is up.

There are the Street Pastors

to lend a hand.

Providing flip-flops

For the weary feet.

Guiding them safely to their taxis.

Just giving a helping hand,

Where it is needed.

Taking some danger

Out of the situation.

"You Cannot Shake Hands With A Clenched Fist." Indira Gandhi

March 29th

Just let go of that tension

And let us be friends.

We have so much in common,

Will this enmity never end?

Just reach out your hand

And let it clasp mine.

We've so much to lose

If we stick to this line.

So let go of the anger,

Let it be in the past.

We've so much to gain

If our friendship will last.

Late March

March 30th

When rain comes in

On a late March day,

The air is cold

The ground is clay.

The joy seeps out

Of each grey face,

We long to see the sun

Run its race.

In English Spring

And Summer too

We face such weather,

It's nothing new.

But oh we long to see

Sun blazing down

To fill us with glee.

Liquid Gold

Added March 19th

Magical water splashing over pebbles

On this sunny March day.

Sparkling in the sun.

Blown by the wind.

A little child watches in wonder

As the water slides over the weir

And dashes itself downward.

Never still, it makes its way

With determination to the sea.

"I must go onward and meet my brothers

Until we are strong and can merge with

Our Father the sea."

Nothing is allowed to stop this onward progress.

With complete abandon each droplet

Delights to join its brother

To lose itself in the glory of the sea.

A Quarter Of The Year Is Over

March 31st

A quarter of the year is over.

Are you making good use of it?

Or is it

Frittering through your fingers

With nothing good achieved?

Ask Jesus on board

To pilot your boat.

On your own

You are heading for shipwreck,

But with Jesus in charge

You can shoot the rapids

And live in the calm of his love.

Set me a subject to write about

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      @delia-delia: What a lovely surprise. Perhaps you should try your hand at writing some more poems. I have only gotten back into it in the last few years since I've been on Squidoo.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Since March 12th is my BD, I will be partial to that poem ;-) I have been Spring cleaning and found an envelope full of poems, I read them and thought wow who wrote these, they're pretty good...well to my surprise I wrote them, because one of them was handwritten by me with the list of the other poems I had done...for the love of me I can't remember doing them.

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      @takkhisa: Thank you.

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      Lovely poems! You are very much creative and imaginative :)

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      You are an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your work.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Now, I was thinking you may have another guest book down below....none there, so I came back to let you know I enjoyed your daily creativity once again. I got a kick of you saying you were done with the Haiku and broke out of the constraints....I love your spirit! I noticed in the intro that you were down to just 6 more poems to have one for every day of the year, that must feel so good to accomplish that goal, congratulations!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Now I've read a lot of your poetry and know you have covered a way lot of subjects and am racking my brain to think of something that may have fallen through the gap.....hey, that could be a subject for you to get your creative juices running on!

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      @sheilamarie78: Thanks for your comment Sheilamarie. I would like to put a book together sometime.

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      Sheilamarie 5 years ago from British Columbia

      Great fun on a lens! I write poetry, too. Will you put together a book some day?

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      sikiriki 5 years ago

      I think March can be wonderful.

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      John Dyhouse 5 years ago from UK

      Wonderful poems, I admire your tenacity and creativity.

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      lesliesinclair 6 years ago

      male pattern baldness on a woman, like a hat that dips down, with a pinky knit satin lining, and hair that is cut shorter and shorter.

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      Elsie Hagley 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for inviting me to this lens, very nice and well presented, you sure are a top lens-lady. Will link it to my english haika poetry.

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      elyria 7 years ago

      This is great, thank you! I am going to visit often to see what other unique ideas and subjects you write about. I liked the avalanche and all others, going to think of something more and come back :)

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      elyria 7 years ago

      Avalanche :)

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      plrang 7 years ago

      depression, blues... 8-}

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      mivvy 7 years ago

      a baby's first smile

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Stonecutter: Thanks for your suggestions Stonecutter. I will use them over the next three days. Do you prepare gravestones?

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      Stonecutter 7 years ago

      I am not really sure how these work but here are three ideas off the top of my noggin, DolphinsGravestonesDogsLooking forward to your creative spin on these.

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      @mythphile: I would encourage you to write a poem a day. It's great. I had a patch in November when I felt like giving up, but I got through it.

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      Ellen Brundige 7 years ago from California

      It's funny. You started this challenge on my birthday. I rather like it. I may have to adopt the same practice.You also inspired me to write that poem above.

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Wow...has it almost been a year since you started this project. I admire you for sticking to your poem a day! Love the Haiku theme this month...Blessed by a squidangel.

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