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Friday, April 13, 2018


There are so many things to celebrate today.
Happy Spring.
Happy Poetry  Friday.
Happy National Poetry Month.

And Happy Birthday to Lee Bennett Hopkins.

Today is Lee's birthday
Let him take a bow
As Hawaiians wish him
hau'oli la hanau

Trade winds blowing
across the islands
Orchids growing
for lei in garlands

We watch the hula
with hips that sway
they're here to wish you

What do you have planned for the weekend?  I am going to an orchid show.  I'm also meeting with a group of women on Sunday to draw flowers.  
Can you try drawing a picture and writing a poem about what you are doing this weekend?  Have fun writing.

Art is not what you see but what you make others see.--Edward Degas 

The Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted by Robyn Hood Black on her blog, Life on the Deckle Edge, this week.  Check out her post for more children's poetry. Thanks Robyn for hosting a GREAT party.


  1. We couldn't have a party without YOU, Joy! Thank you for sending such wonderful color and Joy-ful words from your beautiful islands! XO

  2. Hi Joy! Thank you for the postcard! An orchid show and flower drawing sound like wonderful things to do.

  3. Love the warm tropical birthday wishes, Joy!!Have fun at the orchid show. :)

  4. Sounds like another wonderful weekend on the island, Joy! Love that sweet poem and your birthday cake art!

  5. Have fun with the orchards and art! We're enjoying a quiet rainy day at home...and tonight get to enjoy the talents of our local high school students as they perform My Fair Lady.

  6. Thank you for continuing to inspire me with your poetry and your love of living.