It’s almost National Poetry Month! Check out how the Kidlitosphere is celebrating with this list of bloggers’ projects. I hesitate to commit to anything because my schedule is so unpredictable and chaotic right now, but I think I’m going to jump on Liz Garton Scanlon‘s bandwagon and try to do a haiku per day for April. I do not have high hopes for the quality of these haikus. But, I haven’t been writing any poetry recently, and this will force me back into it, which I know will be a terrific thing.
The poem I’m sharing today is from Janet Wong’s sensational ebook, Once Upon a Tiger: New Beginnings for Endangered Animals.
The glacier calved.
Polar Bear was carved? from ice.
Fuzzy snowflakes floated
down on the floe.
Polar Bear now
had shaggy fur.
A seal splashed the frozen bear
with her tail, laughing.
A wild wave of warm blood
flooded Bear’s icy veins
and sent Seal swimming fast
–Janet Wong, all rights reserved, Kindle Edition (also available in other electronic formats).
I love the idea of a polar bear being a chunk of glacier–and that wild wave of warm blood. Don’t tease, Seal!
Heidi Mordhorst has the Poetry Friday roundup today?at My Juicy Little Universe, and even shares one of my poems there! Go check out this week’s posts and get ready for Poetry Month!