I am participating in the summer poetry swap organized again this summer by Tabatha Yeatts. Over the summer I am sending five original poems to fellow children's poets and I'm receiving poems from five too.
The first poem I received was from Donna Smith. She lives in Maine, close to the Eastern most lighthouse in the United States. I live on the same island as the Western most lighthouse in the United States. Our Kilauea Lighthouse was closed while repairs were made and only recently re-opened. Donna wrote this poem. (Thank you Donna for permission to share your poem here.)
As the lighthouse
Sends its beam
Across the waters
In the night
And through the fog
Of those it touches
At just the right time
So is the writer's pen.
by Donna Smith, 2016
The really fun thing about Donna's poem, is she had it printed on a canvas bag.
This is really handy because it holds my journal, pens, colored pencils and sketch book. I take this with me when I take my walks and go adventuring.
I had my Joy-Write bag with me today when I took this picture.
|Joy Acey, summer 2016|
lazy summer day
with nothing to do
but swing on the gate
Can you try writing your own modern haiku today? What did you do today? Have fun writing.
I met Alli and Steve on my walk today. They were riding on their razor scooters to go see Niki the horse that lives down the road. Alli and Steve are fourth graders. Our Kauai kids start school on Aug. 1. So they only have three days of freedom left before they go back to school. When do the children in your area go back to school?
Today is Poetry Friday and you'll find the roundup over at Reflections on the Teche. Thank you, Margaret Simon for hosting us this week.
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