Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
At NCTE, Laura Shovan organized a lovely dinner for kidlit poetry people. It was a huge gathering featuring lots of seafood (or, you know, creme brulee if you’re a seafood hater like me)! Here’s a photo of the Poetry Friday folks who were there. Wow! So lovely to meet some people in person for the very first time! You can see my NCTE photo album here, and you’ll find lots of other poets and Poetry Friday people who just couldn’t be at this dinner.
Also, this month’s Poetry Princesses challenge was a sonnet (or any form) on the theme of gratitude. This one, written first draft in the bathtub and second/third drafts at McDonald’s, was inspired by an actual rock I found on Minnesota’s North Shore (and dropped), plus the beauty and grace shown by friends who have experienced monumental losses–losses that pretty much broke them in two–and yet who still shine.
And here are links to poems by some of my poetry sisters. Some of us have cups overflowing with life right now. I’ll add links for whomever ends up participating:>)