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Sunday, March 16, 2014


Oh, look!
A good book.
Just what I need,
Something to read.
Not too gory,
an exciting story.
A dashing hero,
off he goes.
Fit and hale
for an exciting tale.
He does daring deeds.
I love to read.

    This is another "thinkie," the start of a poem, a draft.  I've been at the Sixth Annual Tucson Book Festival again today.  I attended several exciting workshops and got to hear several great children's authors read.  It was an exciting day.  So, I'm sorry this is late, but it has been a day I would call: feeding the pump.
Can you write your own poem today about something that makes you proud?


  1. I hoped you were having a good time-a perfect poem for the day, Joy!

    1. Thanks, Linda.
      The festival was perfect because I came home eager to write again. I met so many fun and interesting people. I got to see and talk to many children. It was a GREAT weekend.

  2. Glad you had such a great time and got your batteries charged.