Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I want to share one more poem from In the Middle of the Night, plus ask y’all a favor. Here’s the poem, one of the few unrhyming ones in the collection. I just love acrostics, and I wrote this poem after my editor, Rebecca Davis, suggested including a couple of poems from the parents’ room. While I wrote this, I was picturing a tomboy bottle of perfume who dreamed of not being constrained by her fragile container.
Pretty and breakable–that’s me. But
Every night I dream of
Falling lid over bottom, rolling
Under the dresser,
Misting out roses and lavender while I
Explore the world.
–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved, from In the Middle of the Night (Wordsong, 2019)
Now for the favor. Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a fabulous blog tour for this book. I’m so grateful to all the various bloggers who participated, and they and I spent loads of time on questions, answers, classroom activities, etc. I’m hoping you might be willing to follow one of these links and read and comment on a post. Thank you so much!
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Carol at Carol’s Corner!