poetryaction to Pierre in Love

Happy Poetry Friday! I hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving! I’m very thankful for my online community of teachers, writers, and friends who gather around the cozy campfire we build of words and books and poems.

My husband is having kidney stone surgery today, so your good thoughts of health would be appreciated! He is my perfect gift:>)

Pierre in Love

 

Here I am reading it aloud:

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I admired the neat plotting of this picture book, and that made me want to use a definite poetic form for my poetryaction.
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54 Responses

  1. Laura, I hope you and your family were able to have a nice Thanksgiving in spite of your husband’s health situation. Sending healing thoughts, physically and emotionally for one and all.

    Poetryaction is very welcome today. The warmth of waves, seagulls and pink shells is certainly welcome this “day after.”

  2. Laura, I hope you and your family were able to have a nice Thanksgiving in spite of your husband’s health situation. Sending healing thoughts, physically and emotionally for one and all.

    Poetryaction is very welcome today. The warmth of waves, seagulls and pink shells is certainly welcome this “day after.”

  3. Laura, first of all healing thoughts and prayers are being lifted up for your husband today as he undergoes surgery. I am well aware of the intensity of kidney stones since my husband experienced this. Secondly, it was such a pleasure to meet you in person. Although I was not at your signing I was able to bring two of your books home from NCTE and will pour over them when I return to Long Island from winter-like Syracuse. If you take a quick look at my post this morning, you will see the “ussie” photo of the Poetry Friday writers. Such a great experience.
    http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2014/11/farewell-to-fall.html

    1. Thanks for the good wishes, Carol. Lovely to meet you at NCTE! Will check out the ussie…

  4. Laura, first of all healing thoughts and prayers are being lifted up for your husband today as he undergoes surgery. I am well aware of the intensity of kidney stones since my husband experienced this. Secondly, it was such a pleasure to meet you in person. Although I was not at your signing I was able to bring two of your books home from NCTE and will pour over them when I return to Long Island from winter-like Syracuse. If you take a quick look at my post this morning, you will see the “ussie” photo of the Poetry Friday writers. Such a great experience.
    http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2014/11/farewell-to-fall.html

    1. Thanks for the good wishes, Carol. Lovely to meet you at NCTE! Will check out the ussie…

  5. Laura, what a delight to have met you at NCTE. Sending prayers for healing and relief from pain for your husband. Love the cinquain! Love-filled, a wonderful closing. Poetryaction is a new term for me. There’s so much to learn from this community. Now I’m off to request Pierre In Love.

    1. You, too, Ramona. And I made poetryactions up, so no surprise you haven’t heard of them:>) Enjoy the book, and thanks for the good wishes!

  6. Laura, what a delight to have met you at NCTE. Sending prayers for healing and relief from pain for your husband. Love the cinquain! Love-filled, a wonderful closing. Poetryaction is a new term for me. There’s so much to learn from this community. Now I’m off to request Pierre In Love.

    1. You, too, Ramona. And I made poetryactions up, so no surprise you haven’t heard of them:>) Enjoy the book, and thanks for the good wishes!

  7. Yikes. AJ has done the kidney stone thing, but managed to escape without surgery. Best wishes for a successful surgery and relief from the pain!!

    I don’t know PIERRE IN LOVE, but your poem makes me want to check it out!!

  8. Yikes. AJ has done the kidney stone thing, but managed to escape without surgery. Best wishes for a successful surgery and relief from the pain!!

    I don’t know PIERRE IN LOVE, but your poem makes me want to check it out!!

  9. Hope your husband’s surgery goes well and he heals quickly! Sending good thoughts to him and to you.

    Love the line, “pearly, swirly”–will have to look for the book.

  10. Hope your husband’s surgery goes well and he heals quickly! Sending good thoughts to him and to you.

    Love the line, “pearly, swirly”–will have to look for the book.

  11. I like the alliteration of “sings of seagulls,” Laura. Hope you have a peaceful, restorative weekend. Kidney stones, surgery, and worrying sound exhausting!

    1. Thank you, Tabatha. Randy’s feeling a bit better today–not as much pain. Add in a big copyediting project on top of what you mentioned, and I’m feeling pretty wiped out, too. But there’s plenty to enjoy and be thankful for over the weekend, too:>)

  12. I like the alliteration of “sings of seagulls,” Laura. Hope you have a peaceful, restorative weekend. Kidney stones, surgery, and worrying sound exhausting!

    1. Thank you, Tabatha. Randy’s feeling a bit better today–not as much pain. Add in a big copyediting project on top of what you mentioned, and I’m feeling pretty wiped out, too. But there’s plenty to enjoy and be thankful for over the weekend, too:>)

    1. THanks, Penny–that seems to be the phrase that works best in the poem. Love hearing what works for people and what doesn’t. And you are so right on kidney stones. Randy has several siblings who have had them, too. Glad they don’t run in my family! Ack.

    1. THanks, Penny–that seems to be the phrase that works best in the poem. Love hearing what works for people and what doesn’t. And you are so right on kidney stones. Randy has several siblings who have had them, too. Glad they don’t run in my family! Ack.

  13. Laura, such a sweet little poem 🙂 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day and that your hubby came through surgery well! Prayers…

    1. Thank you, Donna–and we did, and he’s feeling a bit better now. Just wiped out. Thanks for the prayers!

  14. Laura, such a sweet little poem 🙂 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day and that your hubby came through surgery well! Prayers…

    1. Thank you, Donna–and we did, and he’s feeling a bit better now. Just wiped out. Thanks for the prayers!

  15. Laura,.
    I’m glad your husband is recovering nicely. What a lovely way to capture the world’s beauty

  16. Laura,.
    I’m glad your husband is recovering nicely. What a lovely way to capture the world’s beauty

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