Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I know it’s almost Halloween, so most of us are likely sharing scary poems. But I’m going a different route. This week, I’m sharing a poem from a book that’s not even a poetry book. It’s from Water Runs Through This Book, a wonderful mash-up by Nancy Bo Flood. I posted about the book on Monday, and there’s a giveaway of two signed copies, too. See Monday’s post to learn more!
Here’s one of several lovely poems from the book.
In Laughter and Play
In every part of the world
Water is play.
Dive right in, splash, float,
Or bring along a pole and fish.
Dash through a sprinkler,
Walk in the rain.
Sit by a meandering river.
Wash your horse!
Water makes us laugh.
And when you’re tuckered out,
Take a bath.
–Nancy Bo Flood, all rights reserved
That’s one of the things I really like about the book; it’s chock-full of interesting and important facts, but it also celebrates our emotional dependence on water, too. What would I do without hot baths? Now THAT’S a scary thought.
Jone will have today’s Poetry Friday Roundup So…head on over and Check It Out!