Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Well, it has been a chaotic, joyful, and sad summer so far. So when this month’s Poetry Princess challenge was a poem in the style of Byron’s “She Walks in Beauty,” I just couldn’t still my mind long enough to write something all that formal. Instead, I took Byron’s poem and, using the same meter and rhyme scheme, and a few borrowed words and phrases, transformed it into an ode to elementary educators. So I present you with…“She Walks in Glitter.”
This poem was brainstormed over the weekend, then written largely at a drum corps show on Monday night. There’s something I like about writing poetry in busy public places (like theme parks!).
Don’t miss the wonderful poems written by my Poetry Sisters!
Kelly (“She Walks on Eggshells” — The story behind the original poem:>)
Liz (“Mother Liberty” — perfect for this week, and for always)
Sara (“Crede Byron (Trust Byron)” — Sara’s not buying into the Byron family motto at all!)
Tanita — (“Diogenes’s Daughters” and “Ma’at” — Tanita searches for truth and weighs in on faithfulness/grace)
Tricia (untitled — brace yourself for this poem on grief)
Non-poetry demands are keeping Andi away this month, but she’ll return.
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
Next week, in honor of National Macaroni and Cheese Day on July 14, the PF roundup at The Opposite of Indifference with have an optional Mac-N-Cheese theme! (That is my favorite food, so I’m currently trying to narrow down my mac and cheese obsession to a single mac and cheese topic!)
This week, Carol at Beyond Literacy Link is rounding us all up in the Poetry Friday Roundup today. Check it out!