Photo: Laura Purdie Salas
I’m so excited! Have you heard about PoetryMinute.org, the daily children’s poetry site started by U.S. Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt? Every day, a poem for kids is posted–kind of like Poetry 180 for a younger crowd! And today, starting at 7 a.m. and for 24 hours, my poem “Book Plate” from BookSpeak! Poems About Books, is featured. Woohoo!
So, I decided to do today’s post about a book plate. Here’s one I just put in my brand new copy of writer friend Lisa Bullard’s fantastic new middle-grade novel, Turn Left at the Cow.
And now, back to today’s 15 Words or Less regularly scheduled programming.
Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines are here)!
Three things this makes me think of:
1) Toddler Property Laws
2) Genie’s bottle
3) India ink calligraphy with my big sister Patty when I was a kid
Usually I would share a first draft here, but I’m hoping you’ll head over and read my poem and say hi at PoetryMinute.org instead. But I can’t wait to read your poems! Ready, set, go!