Sorry this is late. I'm on my way home after spending the weekend in Honesdale, PA at a Highlights Educational Foundation Workshop titled SOMEBODY OUGHT TO WRITE A POEM led by superb children's poet David Harrison. I had a wonderful time writing poetry with 7 other great children's poets: Susan Carmichael from OH, Cory Corrado and Carol-Ann Hoyt from Canada, Rebecca Menshen from PA .Heidi Mordhorst from MD, Jeanne Poland from NY and Ken Slesarik from AZ. These are all terrific poets and I learned so much just by writing poetry with them. It was a great workshop and it has been a long time since I've laughed so long and hard. I want to thank each one of them for all the help they gave me .
So here is a very short little poem.
Don't tell my sister,
she's sure to squirm,
eating her salad
is a little green worm.
What bugs or insects did you see today? Can you write a poem about it?
While I was at Honesdale, I saw fireflies at night. They were the first ones I've seen this summer.
It was exciting to watch them flash.