I was a guest at Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup on Saturday–hope you’ll stop by to check out my poem and recipe!
|Moving Day (Wordsong, 2006, illustrated by Jennifer Emery), by Ralph Fletcher, is an unusual form. It’s kind of like an illustrated novel in verse for the elementary set. It’s only 23 poems or so, but it tells the story of 12-year-old Fletch, whose family is moving. The poems work best as a narrative set. But most of the poems also stand alone, which I love! Here’s one I really like from this collection.
Selling Our House
I go over to Freddy’s
Freddy tells me
"They go in your mouth
Which makes me sick.
or strangers crawling
–Ralph Fletcher, all rights reserved