Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Well, we’re going from fire to ice. Yesterday, I shared an image for 15 Words or Less that some of you wondered what it was. I thought it resembled frozen flames, and y’all saw fire, ice, hearts, hands, and more in it. For those of you who asked, here’s what it actually is:
It’s one of my favorite ornaments on our Christmas tree–a small glass horse. I love how the tail and mane are frosted, and how it sparkles and glows when the lights on the tree shine through it. Anyway, that’s what it was. I like it when I can stump you guys every so often!
And now, to the ice. I’ve been sharing poetryactions all week, and I’m wrapping up with seasonal one. Well, the book Blizzard is seasonal, even though my poetryaction to it isn’t really tied to snow!
I love blizzards! Yes, they are a pain. Yes, they disrupt our schedule. And I don’t want anyone hurt in them. But they are such a reminder of how little control we have over things like weather, and they’re so beautiful…We have just brown earth and trees right now with no snow on the ground. It poured yesterday. In December. In Minnesota! That’s just not right.
Back to the book. My brain went to a metaphoric blizzard. This book made me think about how sometimes when I’m stressed out and under a lot of deadlines, or when things are just crazy busy at home, I’ll lie down to go to sleep, but I can’t. Instead, things on my to-do lists, or worries about what might happen if I can’t get everything done, start to fly through my brain! So that’s what I wrote about–the millions of thoughts flying around my head when I try to sleep.
The thoughtful Tara Smith, over at A Teaching Life, has the Poetry Friday Roundup today. It’s bound to be a blizzard of wonderful poetry!