My Line for the Progressive Poem 2019

I was pretty intimidated when Matt started the poem out this year with a challenge to only use found lines. The first few days had me biting my nails and I knew I had to find a way to bring some silliness into the process.

I saw that some people were finding lines from songs of their youth. Well, I am a child of the 90s. I really wanted to find some good lines from Backstreet Boys or *NSYNC, but I just couldn’t find any that worked. So instead, I present my 90s found line from the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” and Will Smith’s “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”.

Endless summer; I can see for miles…
Fun, fun, fun – and the whole world smiles
No time for school- just time to play
we swim the laughin’ sea each and every day
You had only to rise, lean from your window,
the curtain opens on a portrait of today:
Kodachrome greens, dazzling blue
it’s the chance of a lifetime
Make it last forever–ready? Set? Let’s Go!

Found Lines:
L1 The Who, ‘I Can See for Miles’ / The Beach Boys, ‘Endless Summer’
L2 The Beach Boys, ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ / Dean Martin, ‘When You’re Smiling’
L3 The Jamies, ‘Summertime, Summertime’
L4 The Doors ‘Summer’s Almost Gone’/ Led Zeppelin ‘Good Times, Bad Times’
L5 Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine “You had only to rise, lean from your window,”
L6 Joni Mitchell, “Chelsea Morning”
L7 Paul Simon, “Kodachrome,” “Dazzling Blue”
L8 Dan Fogelberg, “Run for the Roses”
L9 Spice Girls, “Wannabe”/ Will Smith, “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”

And now, I pass the poetry baton to Janet!

April 2019
2 Kat @ Kathryn Apel
4 Jone @ DeoWriter
5 Linda @ TeacherDance
6 Tara @ Going to Walden
8 Mary Lee @ A Year of Reading
9 Rebecca @ Rebecca Herzog
10 Janet F. @ Live Your Poem
12 Margaret @ Reflections on the Teche
13 Doraine @ Dori Reads
17 Amy @ The Poem Farm
18 Linda @ A Word Edgewise
20 Buffy @ Buffy’s Blog
21 Michelle @ Michelle Kogan
22 Catherine @ Reading to the Core
25 Jan @ Bookseestudio
26 Linda @ Write Time
27 Sheila @ Sheila Renfro
29 Irene @ Live Your Poem
30 Donna @ Mainely Write

13 thoughts on “My Line for the Progressive Poem 2019

  1. Yay! I love it that you’ve brought us into the 90s today! Ruth,


  2. Two catchy classics that deserve their place in fine literature!! For any who might not be familiar, I offer these links:

    “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It” (background music for a very adorable video of my preschoolers dancing in the playroom so many years ago)

    And yes, I’m “ready, set, let’s go”–we can’t stay in here looking out the curtained window forever! : )

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  3. Hi Rebecca!
    You are sending us off. Let’s get going! But where oh where. I’m a tad old, but jiggy never hurt. FYI I adore summer. Wait and see.


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