Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I’m heading out to NCTE this morning in Boston! Hope I might get to see a few of you there!
I am always so pleased to have poetry in Cricket or any of the Carus literary publications. I just got author copies of the July/August issue with one of my poems, “Dragon Dreams.”
Isn’t this medieval looking dragon art by Sara Tyson cool? I love it!
Here’s the poem:
Flesh-made mountain: dragon sleeps,
sending dreams of fire and death.
Steaming vapor streams and creeps—
misty wreath of dragon breath.
Hemlock ribs cage granite heart:
beat by beat, bright valley quakes.
He’ll wage a war to break apart
creation. Hush! The dragon wakes!
–Laura Purdie Salas, from Cricket Magazine
For more poetry fun, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup. I’m not sure as I post this who is hosting this week, but you can always find out by visiting Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading (her blog with Franki Sibberson). She wrangles the calendar and gets us all signed up to take turns hosting. Thank you, Mary Lee!