Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
If you’re not a regular reader here, welcome! I share poetryactions, or poems written in reaction to picture books (usually) on a fairly regular basis. And I’m sharing one today!
In Mary’s Garden, a lovely picture book biography of unconventional artist Mary Nohl made me smile. This poetryaction started out with me imagining different statue body parts made of junk. The word “bottleneck” came to me, and I decided to change the original parts (I had soup cans and buttons in there before) and make them be words that could be used two ways: I made knobby knees into door knobby knees, and I made her face a clock. And her chest is a toy chest. It’s funny how once you start playing with words, it’s hard to stop.
The deliciously enthusiastic Jama Rattigan has guest Penny Parker Klostermann sharing a buttons poem for National Button Day plus all the links for the Poetry Friday Roundup at Alphabet Soup!