Happy National Poetry Month and Happy Poetry Friday! Thanks for dropping by my Poem Starter Video party. I’m?making this post live Thursday evening fo all you early-birds.?Please put your links in Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post. I have been out of town most of the week, but I can’t wait to visit all of your posts!
Today’s poem comes from BookSpeak!: Poems About Books?(Clarion, 2011), by me, Laura Purdie Salas.?This is probably my favorite writing project I’ve ever done. Combining poems and books, two of my favorite things, into poems about books (or written by parts of books), was just the most fun ever! Here’s a poem that’s a bit nostalgic (something I usually try to avoid at all costs, actually) because it’s about a part of a book–or a book accessory–that many kids today might not ever have heard of.
I don’t need your napkin.
I’m not your soup bowl’s mate.
I don’t want your peas or bread.
I’m not that kind of plate!
Write your name upon me.
I’m a paper love tattoo.
Paste me in your book to show
that I belong to you.
–by Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video: