Happy Poetry Friday.
First, I have a letter poem up on Michelle Hendrich Barnes' blog today. She and David Elliot challenged children's poets to write a letter poem during the month of February. You can find my poem here.
Thanks Michelle for a fun challenge. I had a hard time distilling this poem down to the fewest words to still tell the story. WOW! This was fun.
Second, Heidi Mordhorst is hosting the Friday Poetry Roundup today. She has an exciting list of words ending in "CH" for us to try writing poems for during the month of MarCH. Thanks, Heidi for a great exercise and for hosting the roundup. You can find the list and more great poetry on Heidi's blog My Juicy Little Universe.
Third, at a recent FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY bag day sale I picked up two interesting books.
The Child as Poet: Myth of Reality? by Myra Cohn Livingston, published by The Horn Book, 1984. This was signed by the author. A bit of a tome, but the references are excellent.
The Brownings: Letters and Poetry, selected and with an introduction by Christopher Ricks, Doubleday, 1970. Oh, this has been a fun read to see the history between these two important poets.
Does your library have book sales? I find it is a great way to add to my poetry library (and to keep learning.)
OK, fourth a poem for today.
I lose my books,
it's seek and find.
I often think
I've lost my mind.
I search and search,
where can it be?
My book is there
waiting for me.
I really do try to keep my things organized, but there is always more stuff to add to the clutter. What do you do to try to keep yourself organized? Can you write a poem today about something you've lost (maybe your homework) or something you've found or found out? Have fun writing today.