This post was originally scheduled to run November 18, while I was in Chicago. I apparently didn’t schedule it properly, because nothing published. But better late than never–here it is!
I’m in Chicago attending the NCTE convention tonight and tomorrow! In a panel called Poetry for Paupers tomorrow morning, organized by Poetry for Children‘s Sylvia Vardell, I’ll be sharing resources for teachers and also a few poems from BOOKSPEAK!
So, I thought I’d share a BOOKSPEAK! poem on my blog today.
If a Tree Falls
If a tree falls in the forest
with no ear to hear its fall,
does it make a crackling thunder
or descend in silent sprawl?
If a book remains unopened
and no reader turns its page,
does it still embrace a story
or trap words inside a cage?
–Laura Purdie Salas, from BookSpeak (Clarion, 2011)
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The Poetry Friday Roundup today is at Carol’s Corner today. It’s December and the holidays are upon us, but I hope you’ll find some time today or over the weekend to explore the offerings! It’s always worth it.
P.S. I hope you’ll read my Gift Tag post here–I’ll share my poem from this project next week:>) This e-thology is a fantastic way to add some fun, fast poetry to your hectic month (OK, to any month!).