Happy Fourth of July! I’m sharing a poem today by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, from her wonderful book, Lemonade Sun?(Wordsong, 2001).?
I could take or leave fireworks, for the most part, but this poem makes an explosion in my brain–a beautiful, noisy, poetic burst. When I first started reading children’s poetry, I made little photo albums full of some of the best ones I read. Even though I have the actual Lemonade Sun book, it’s still fun to come across it in my homemade “anthology.”
fills the sky;
a thousand dashing
stars of fire–
of coper wire.
in the sky,
down to die,
onto city streets
–Rebecca Kai Dotlich, from LEMONADE SUN, all rights reserved
Here I am reading “Fireworks,” by Rebecca Kai Dotlich.
Poet and kindergarten teacher (oh, the material!) Heidi Mordhorst has the Poetry Friday Roundup today?at My Juicy Little Universe–enjoy!