Two quick things before today’s poem!
1) Mark your calendars for the virtual event on April 25. Meet 8 creators, 9 books, and have a chance to win a free book! Click the graphic for more info:
2) At Picture Book Builders, the awesome Jill Esbaum has an interview with me about writing Finding Family. And there’s a giveaway!
Okay, now on to Poetry Friday!
Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Happy National Poetry Month 2023! Curious about what I’m doing? Want to play along? Read more here.
[Heads-up: If you’re visiting regularly, please know that the bold, blue text is what I’m writing fresh each day. The black text is the same each day:>) ]
I love to watch the sky. Always. When we downsized to a townhome, we discovered window shades that can be raised from the bottom OR lowered from the top. These let light in while still giving privacy when your neighbors’ windows are quite close by! But best of all, they give me a constant skyview!
The words I picked yesterday formed a pretty ordinary progression (except that science is so freaking amazing). There’s a storm. And then, if the sun comes out quickly, there’s a rainbow. But I liked the feeling of calm these words gave me. Their simplicity is almost like a mantra. I will get through this. (Whatever this is.) WE will get through this.
And this one brought connections to my own writing. Zap! Clap! Boom!, of course. And my first (I think) poem written for one of Janet and Sylvia’s projects, their poetry e‑anthology, Poetry Tag Time. I had a laugh reading that post (it’s hard to tell in this font, but book titles will usually be linked)–apparently, that book was the very first e‑book I bought!
What words will we be digging through today?
And here’s the card that we might pull our topic from:
So some possible topics are:
- Santa’s reindeer
Will you join in? Would love to see what you come up with!
And don’t miss this week’s Poetry Friday Roundup, hosted by the wonderful teacher and poet Margaret Simon. I love Poetry Fridays during National Poetry Month, as I get a glimpse of how everyone’s projects are going!
- Intro to what I’m doing this National Poetry Month
- ALL the Digging for Poems drafts I’ve written this month
- If you’d like to see each daily poem as I post it, you can:
- What is National Poetry Month?
- My previous National Poetry Month projects: