Today’s poem comes from A Stick Is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play?(Clarion, 2012), by Marilyn Singer.?Marilyn is the queen of fun poetry
book concepts, and she and librarian Barbara Genco created and coordinate the ALA Poetry Blast! This collection is all about kids, the outdoors, and movement. I’m sharing the poem “Jump!”, about an activity that is so cool to watch but that I was never much good at:>) The layout of the poem on the page is wonderful, but I couldn’t recreate it here!
In the town
there are noises all around.
Come on, listen
to my favorite sidewalk sound
It’s the slap
of two jump ropes when they touch.
It’s a snap,
Watch me do it! Double Dutch!
–by Marilyn Singer, all rights reserved
And here is my Poem Starter Video:
Irene Latham (have you been following this year’s Progressive Poem?) at Live Your Poem has today’s Poetry Friday Roundup. Enjoy!