Poetry Friday: Poetry Pairings


This year I am trying something new. I want to incorporate more poetry throughout the year so I am pairing poems with books, thus “Poetry Pairings.”

This week, I am reading Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson. Do you know the book? Each kindness done and not done affects the world. I found a great poem to pair with this story: “Something I Did” by Janet Wong. Both speak to friendship.

Something I Did

Something I did
made Alex
not like me.
Something I did —
but what?
If Alex would tell me,
if Alex would say–
then maybe
we’d fix things
we could play
at recess
like we used to do.
What did I do wrong?
I wish I knew.

By Janet Wong
Poetry Friday Anthology, K-5 Edition

Poetry Friday is hosted by Laura Shovan at Author Amok.

Happy Poetry.
Happy Reading.