Poetry Friday and Poem-a-Day: #6

she waves her red stick–
goalie in matador pads–
welcomes charging bull

–Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved

Happy Poetry Friday! My daughter Maddie had lacrosse tryouts recently, and she’s going to be goalie for the varsity team. Yikes. It’s nerve-wracking watching her defend the goal–but she loves it.

Robyn Hood Black at Read, Write, Howl has the Poetry Friday Roundup today. Enjoy!

And I’m over at Tabatha Yeatt’s The Opposite of Indifference with a Fictional Favorites post, where I match up three fictional characters with poems they might like. Or maybe not. Who knows? Taste in poetry is so hard to predict:>) But I can predict that April Halprin Wayland, who is over there with me, will have some cool thoughts to share. I love Tabatha’s idea for this event. How neat would it be fore students to find poems they think characters in various books they’re reading would like? I love that!

40 Responses

  1. What a fun metaphor! Congratulations to your daughter, and congratulations to you for sticking with your poem-a-day plan.
    Thanks for sharing poems with The Opposite of Indifference today 🙂

    1. Thanks, Tabatha. She’s very excited! It’s only her second year doing lax, but they’re short on goalies and she is stepping up. Should be a fun and challenging season for her.

      Happy to be on your blog–Thanks for inviting me:>)

  2. What a fun metaphor! Congratulations to your daughter, and congratulations to you for sticking with your poem-a-day plan.
    Thanks for sharing poems with The Opposite of Indifference today 🙂

    1. Thanks, Tabatha. She’s very excited! It’s only her second year doing lax, but they’re short on goalies and she is stepping up. Should be a fun and challenging season for her.

      Happy to be on your blog–Thanks for inviting me:>)

  3. I can totally see this image of Maddie but man, I’d be a nervous wreck! Happy to see you and your books getting so much love on the various blogs.

    1. Thanks, Susan. I’m so grateful for all the blog love…but will admit I’m struggling to keep up with all the questions/posts!

      1. Laura, I hear you on the struggle to keep up. I’m feeling the same way. Even though Livejournal was a pain in some ways it felt easier (maybe just in my head) to keep track of things. I get the comments in my dashboard but once they go off the front page it’s harder to see if they’ve been answered.

        Plus so many people are doing things for Poetry Month it is much busier than in the past.

        1. Yeah, Poetry Month is fantastic! But I think we need Poetry Quarter, to spread out the goodness a bit more. I actually find it easier to keep track on comments in WordPress. Of course, eking out the time to answer them is an entirely different matter.

  4. I can totally see this image of Maddie but man, I’d be a nervous wreck! Happy to see you and your books getting so much love on the various blogs.

    1. Thanks, Susan. I’m so grateful for all the blog love…but will admit I’m struggling to keep up with all the questions/posts!

      1. Laura, I hear you on the struggle to keep up. I’m feeling the same way. Even though Livejournal was a pain in some ways it felt easier (maybe just in my head) to keep track of things. I get the comments in my dashboard but once they go off the front page it’s harder to see if they’ve been answered.

        Plus so many people are doing things for Poetry Month it is much busier than in the past.

        1. Yeah, Poetry Month is fantastic! But I think we need Poetry Quarter, to spread out the goodness a bit more. I actually find it easier to keep track on comments in WordPress. Of course, eking out the time to answer them is an entirely different matter.

  5. The adventurous spirit thrives in each generation in your house! Congrats (and best wishes) to your daughter, and thanks for all the extra Poetry Month treats.

  6. The adventurous spirit thrives in each generation in your house! Congrats (and best wishes) to your daughter, and thanks for all the extra Poetry Month treats.

  7. Cool! My middle schoolers were playing hockey in PE this week, and having such a blast. I hope your daughter enjoys her lacrosse as much!

    1. Thanks, Ruth! She didn’t do her usual sports this year, so we’re looking forward to cheering her on at lax games!

  8. Cool! My middle schoolers were playing hockey in PE this week, and having such a blast. I hope your daughter enjoys her lacrosse as much!

    1. Thanks, Ruth! She didn’t do her usual sports this year, so we’re looking forward to cheering her on at lax games!

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