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Oops, I’m checking in late here! But I want to give y’all a link to my Small Reads for Fall roundup page! This was the main part of my November e-newsletter for educators, Small Reads. Check the right sidebar to find the subscription link! You’ll find a bunch of fall-related poems and a couple of readaloud videos. Most are by me, though one by a Poetry Friday friend is in there, too :>) Enjoy!
And for lots of wonderful poetry, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Matt Esenwine, who has the best voice in our Poetry Friday community!
Nice, Laura. I am familiar with some, like yours from A Leaf Can Be and I loved your poem ‘after ee cummings’! I am living that ‘snap’ I think. It’s getting a little colder but the days continue rather warm!
I enjoyed reading through all the fall treasures you left, Laura. I especially like “Camping in Fall.” Lee Bennet Hopkins’ line “miles of piles of leaves” is one of my favorites!
Thanks, Rose! It feels extra meaningful to use a line from someone no longer with us (though he still was when I wrote the poem). It’s like a memory pops up and hugs you for a moment.
Tim Kulp says
Thank you for sharing this Laura! Also, thank you for the comment you left on my blog recently. Your thoughts inspired me to pursue building a workshop on the topic I posted about. Thanks for your support!
Matt Forrest Esenwine says
Loved your fall poems, Laura – A Leaf Can Be is perfect for this time of year. Thank you, also, for your kind words!
What a bounty of fall goodies you’ve shared! Thank you!
Denise Krebs says
Laura, the poems by you (and Jone) are gorgeous. I like the way you describe them as small reads and giving us this gift to share, easily accessible poems. My very favorite images is the leaves as “a carpet of flames”