Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
My newest poetry collection, In the Middle of the Night: Poems from a Wide-Awake House! (click the title to see my post last week introducing the book) is here! Thank you to all of the fabulous bloggers and educators and kidlit lovers who have hosted the blog tour this week! Here’s the blog tour schedule, and some of the post feature giveaways. I also tried to share different information as much as possible in the different interviews. I hope you’ll check some out! Today’s blog tour stop is with Matt Forrest Esenwine, who interviewed my desk, chair, etc. And, boy, did they have some drama to spill!
And I thought I’d share here a poem that DIDN’T make it into the book. This is from my first draft, I think:
Dirty Clothes Do-Si-Do
I swing my partner–
That stain is jelly!
I bow to blue jeans
We’re dirty clothes
We love square dancing!
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
I know it needed work, but I do still love that image of clothes jumping out of the hamper and having a hoe-down while I snooze:>)
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with the amazing poet and educator Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe!