Welcome to Poetry Friday, hosted today by Elizabeth Steinglass.
One of the coolest things in the Portland area is the Ledding Library which sponsors poetry readings and poetry workshops. I have taken two since October. This Saturday, John Brehm will be holding a workshop, “Poetic Closure”.
So today, a poem by John Brehm:
Where are you going I said
and she said I’m going
to look for a book
and I said what kind
of book? A book on
she said and I said
make sure you get
the right one—
which brought forth
such perfect laughter
from her perfect heart.
Do you want a Poetry Postcard in April? Sign up HERE.
Poetry Friday is held at Mainely Write with Donna.
Students began writing poems this week in preparation for National Poetry Month. What I love most is integrating what students are learning in the classroom. Third graders are researching animals. Fifth graders are writing a variety of poems. Here’s a sneak peak:
mysterious killer whale
I am as ferocious as a tiger shark
I hunt in a group.
I take down whales bigger than me.
I live up to 30 to 50 years
I’m a ferocious orcinus orca.
Luke M., 3rd grade
Scared is white like the ghost you just saw.
It sounds like people screaming like the ones around you.
It tastes bitter like the burnt popcorn you’re eating whale watching that horror movie.
It smells like the thick fog in the graveyard that you’re walking in.
It looks like five faceless ghosts surrounding you… like they are right now!
It makes me feel powerless… like you are now.
Morgan S., 5th grade
Would you like to receive a poem in April? Visit HERE.
The 2015 CYBILS winner for Poetry. For a list of all CYBILS winners, visit HERE.
And a big thank you to the round 2 judges:
Rosemary’s Reading Circle
Kurious Kitty’s Kurio Kabinet
My Juicy Little Universe
Welcome come to Poetry Friday. Today it’s hosted by Kimberly at Written Reflections.
Tabatha Yeatts suggested quite the challenge: match music to poetry. I didn’t think I could make this happen and yet when I received this postcard from Donna as part of a postcard exchange, Enya’s Orinoco Flow (Sail Away) came to mind.
Creating art and exchanging it was great fun. I received these:
postcards in the mailbox
four by six
art pieces flung out
into the world
Left: from Lisa in Washington DC.
Middle: from Donna in Maine
Right: from Amy, Oregon (and organizer of the exchange) PS Amy heads up Get Sparked as well.
Speaking of postcards, it’s not too early to signup for the Poetry Postcard Project for National Poetry Month. Fill out this FORM or go HERE.
Be sure to return Sunday, February 14th for the big reveal of the 2015 CYBILS Poetry Award. I am very pleased and excited.
Poetry Friday is hosted by Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect.
Last March, I announced the arrival of my copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology: Celebrations.
It’s Super Bowl Sunday on Sunday so let’s celebrate!
And here’s four of students reciting the poem in both English and Spanish.