Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Happy Thanksgiving! I was at NCTE last weekend, and I have so much to be grateful for about that. I’ll share some pics and stories next Friday!
Meanwhile, this month, we were writing poems in the style of Valerie Worth. I so enjoyed browsing through my volume of her collected small poems. I love how she uses near rhyme that sounds so natural. And how you can tell she’s observed and thought about her subject. And her conversational word choices. And of COURSE I love how short her poems are. They are tiny wonders.
I’m buried in hawk research and writing, so I wrote this poem after watching the old PBS Nature episode about Pale Male. One of the fledglings looked SO unstable making his first flight! I didn’t accomplish her conversational tone, but I did have fun writing this draft :>)
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Our Poetry Friday host is Ruth at There Is No Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town. She’s always full of gratitude, and she’s asking that when we leave our links in the comments on her post, we share something good, something joyous. You can find the Poetry Friday Roundup here.