Poetry Friday: Summer Swap Poem


Poetry Friday is being held today at The Opposite of Indifference today.

Isn’t this a fabulous photo? Can you see the water striders? I received it for the “Summer Poetry Swap” from Keri at Keri Recommends.


And the poem brought me back to the days when I taught fifth grade. Those were the days that we went to overnight outdoor school. Pond study was the best for observing water striders. Keri captures the essence of water striders perfectly.


Thank you, Keri for this poem. My favorite line, “the whispering waves.”


My CYBILS panelist/judges. A fabulous group.


Round One

Ed deCaria, Think, Kid, Think!, http://www.thinkkidthink.com, @edecaria

Kelly Fineman, Writing and Ruminating, http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com, @kellyfineman

Jone MacCulloch, Check It Out, https://maclibrary.wordpress.com, @JoneMac53

Anastasia Suen, Poet! Poet!, http://asuen.com/poetry, @asuen1

Sylvia Vardell, Poetry for Children, http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com, @SylviaVardell

April Halprin Wayland, Teaching Authors, http://teaching authors.com, @aprilhwayland

Bridget Wilson, What is Bridget Reading?,
http://whatisbridgetreading.blogspot.com, @bridgetrwilson

Round Two

Linda Baie, Teacher Dance, http://teacher dance.org, @LBaie

Matt Esenwine, Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme, http://matt forest.wordpress.com @mattforrestvw

Renee La Tulippe, No Water River, http://www.nowaterriver.com, @ReneeMLaTulippe

Julie Larios, The Drift Record, http://julielarios.blogspot.com, no Twitter

Irene Latham, Live Your Poem, http://irenelatham.blogspot.com, @irene_latham

Nominations open October 1,2013.

Happy Poetry
Happy Friday