I just got back from Poetry Camp at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. What fun I had with over 40 children's poets. There was lots to learn and lots to do.
On my air flight home I met a young 3 year old. She gave me a picture she had made. I asked her name and she told me she was, Salsa. I thought this was unusual and I looked to her dad for an explanation. Had I heard right?
"Just call her Salsa," said Dad. "She likes to change her name every week or so."
How unusual, I thought. I knew this young person had the heart of a poet, if she was changing around words and selecting the ones she likes.
If you could select a name to be called this week, what would it be? I think I'd be Cookie this week because I've baked a lot of them for a writers meeting.
Here is the picture Salsa gave me:
Salsa has stickers
of a horse,
and a mat.
I thought it was clever of Salsa to be able to draw the surroundings for her stickers. Do you have some stickers to play with? I have stickers of soccer balls I think I'll try drawing a soccer player. Once you've drawn your picture, can you write a poem to go with it? Have fun writing and sticking, and drawing.
Enjoy each day and treasure the people you meet.