Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Well, we won’t be going to see any fireworks this year, but the ones Mercè López created for Lion of the Sky are more glorious, anyway!
Now if we could just create a world where the only explosions were fireworks…
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with the lovely and creative Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise!
Michelle Kogan says
Thanks for your powerful and colorful fireworks display Laura–and yes to redirecting our explosions in positive ways! xo
Linda Mitchell says
I couldn’t love this haiku any more for this specific July 4th. Wonderful!
Rose Cappelli says
Love this book, , Laura! Thanks for sharing.
Bridget Magee says
Your poem and Lopez’s illustration light up tomorrow’s celebration in the best way possible. I don’t think I will ever unthink or unsee a lion’s mane in a firework. Thank you for that! 🙂
Gail Aldous says
Laura, congratulations on your awards and recognitions for Lion of the Sky! I love your poem and the illustration pairs perfectly! What a great metaphor and riddle. I’m sure children love your book. When I teach poetry I often read one of my own poems, or a poem from a book without showing the illustrations, then make the students guess what it is. They love the guessing, are eager to write their own poem, and read them aloud having the class guess. Great Zoo-ku activity sheet.
Hooray for reading your own poems, and also for making poetry a fun game!
Aw, thanks, Bridget–isn’t THAT the wonder of poems!
janice scully says
Thank you for sharing that! It’s probably the only fireworks display I’ll see. I like that it explodes beautifully but quietly on the page.
The perfect poem for this weekend! I love “you gasp as I roar.”
What a lovely message you bring us for this 4th of July that is unlike any other I have other seen, Laura. Enjoy the weekend.
Love the poem and the book!
Karen Edmisten says
Dazzling from every angle!
Thank you :>)