Poetry Friday: Found: One Postcard

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Welcome to Poetry Friday, hosted today at Dori Reads.  Thanks, Dori.

Today’s poem is from Tabatha Yeatts.  I received a postcard poem.  The postcard front:

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Original art by Tabatha’s daughter, Elena (age 14).  I want to send her a photo of my dachshund to paint.  There’s such fluffiness to this painting.

On the back, a poem:

Found: One Postcard
by Tabatha Yeatts
for Jone

The postcard, hand-painted,
showed a curly-haired,
syrup-colored pup,
smiling, one ear
flipped underside-up.

The back was covered
with blue ink, smudged
from the damp leaves
where it was unearthed.
Only the beginning and
the ending were legible:
My condolences,
Your secret admirer.

Oh the mystery! Doesn’t it beg for more? Thank you both Tabatha and her daughter.  I will be displaying it at school.

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CYBILS Announcement Time:  Get ready. Start thinking about serving on the Poetry panels for the CYBILS this year.  Will let you know when the window opens for application.

Happy Friday.

Happy Poetry.

Poetry Friday: Found Word Poem

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Thanks to Julianne for hosting Poetry Friday today.

Last week, I shared a Found Word poem from Joy.  She sent me an envelope of words.

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Today I created a word poem which is also a statement about my re-visioning my verse novel.  Verse Novel and I have been on a sabbatical.  I have been processing so much in my head about it.

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As you can tell, Joy provided many words so I can create more word poems.

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It’s almost time to apply to be a CYBILS judge.  This usually happens toward the end of August.  Always in great need for poetry people who are passionate about poetry.

The chair people are already discussing and planning for this year’s awards.  Stay tuned.

Happy Friday.

Happy Poetry.

Poetry Friday: Summer Swaps

IMG_1077Thank you Tara for hosting Poetry Friday at A Teaching Life today.

It’s summer and thanks to Tabatha Yeatts, I get write and send poems out to participants during the summer.  I also receive little packages of poems.

Last week or so I received a joy bundle from Joy.  Not only did it have this fun poem(and words to live by), but a cool little surfboard for my mobile (how did she know), a letter, one of her grownup poems and an envelope with words to create my own poem.  Thank you, Joy.

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This week, I was blessed with this treasure tote bag from Donna in Maine.  The photo is mine and she wrote a poem to go with it.  I am using this tote tomorrow to deliver four photos to the Clackamas County Fair.  Thanks, Donna.

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This supports our community of writers so much.  It’s so fun to create.  I have two more to send out before the end of summer.

Happy Friday.

Happy Poetry

Poetry Friday: If I Were a Weed

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Poetry Friday is at  Beyond LiteracyLink.  Thanks, Carol.

A second grader wrote a poem about weeds.  His mom, the music teacher, said he came outside to be inspired as she was weeding.

Peter's poem

He and I conferred about the shaping.

If I Were a Weed

If I were a weed
most other plants would hate me.

If I were a weed
I would be green or sometimes yellow.

If I were a weed
I would still be something living
like all of you.

If I were a weed
I would feel o’ so hurt.
because  you are all slicing me.

If you were a weed
How would you feel?

~Peter L.

2nd grade

 

I just love the last line of this poem.

Happy Friday.

Happy Poetry.

Poetry Friday: In Memory of Allan Barger and All Fallen Veterans

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Poetry Friday is with Julie at The Drift Record,  Thanks, Julie.

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Allan Barger,  WWII reading Veteran Day cards last November. He passed away in February 2016.

I just felt it appropriate to take a minute to remember those who served in the armed forces and in particular, my friend, Shirley‘s dad.

A veteran is someone who stands for our rights.
A veteran is a man that will not fall.
A veteran is someone who is in the service
A veteran is a man that may not come back
A veteran is  someone who is brave
A veteran is a man that will not go down in vain
Salute to our veterans

Robert, 5th grade

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A veteran is someone who is brave
A veteran is a great person to the U.S.A
A veteran is someone who give us freedom
A veteran is someone who misses their family  
A veteran is  someone who gave there life for us
A veteran is someone who fought or built things in the war branches
Thank you for giving us freedom

Kaytlin, 5th grade

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A veteran is someone who has a good heart
A veteran is brave
A veteran is someone who protects you no matter what
A veteran is loyal
A veteran is  someone who cares about you
A veteran is honest
Thank you for the awesome things you do veterans thank you for your service

~Daisy, 4th grade

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A veteran is someone who protects me
A veteran is brave
A veteran is someone who loves there country
A veteran is loyal
A veteran is  someone who is amazing and outstanding to our country
A veteran is loved
You are loved, thank you for all that you do for our country you help us still be here without you I appreciate your service thank you, you have done to our country.  

~Destiny, 4th grade