A Forest Riddle-ku

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For Poetry Friday today, I’m sharing a poem from Riddle-ku: Haiku for Very Close Reading, part of my 30 Painless Classroom Poems series.  Next week, Tuesday, Sep. 22 — Thursday, Sep. 24, the Kindle edition of Riddle-ku will be on sale for 99 cents. If you do purchase it, I’d be very grateful for your honest review on Amazon when you finish it.

I'm a pencil crop, from Riddle-ku

The answer, as you probably guessed from the background image, is TREES! This poem was inspired by birch trees along the North Shore (of Lake Superior) here in Minnesota. I love birch trees:>)

Dittymaster Michelle Heidenrich Barnes at This Little Ditty has the Poetry Friday Roundup and a wonderful original poem up today about a memorable childhood moment. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, Linda! And, maybe you already saw this, but I can’t tell–the image in my blog post itself isn’t the book cover. It’s just a pretty little poem thingy I made with an app:>) The actual cover can be seen at http://amzn.to/1FRIdOe . Like I said, you might have actually looked at the book cover–just didn’t want to mislead you if not. And yes, I’ll be reminding folks next week. Happy Friday!

  1. I received it, too, Laura. Glad you had it all straightened out. This is terrific, lovely picture, too. Glad to hear about your Riddle-Ku, which when you were sharing, I shared with all my colleagues. They’re terrific!

  2. This is wonderful I love poem and the pic erasing the sky simply beautiful 🙂 Laura I had a poem and pic in my Newspaper today

    1. Thanks, Tabatha. They’re my very favorite tree, I think. Though spruce and weeping willow and others I don’t know the names of delight me, too. But a forest of birches is so light and beautiful!

  3. The dittymaster approves. 😉 This small poem has such grandeur, Laura. I love how the trees stretch from ground to sky.

    1. Thanks, Michelle. I love the word grandeur, because birch forests always look so simple but so grand, somehow, especially in autumn…

  4. Look at this cool new look! I got the email, too. Look forward to getting Riddle-Ku.

  5. I too got your e‑mail! And I love this riddle-ku. I can just imagine a row of pencils in place of those trees, points down, scribbling away on the ground.

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