Yellow Umbrella [National Poetry Month] #moreforAKR

Perhaps you were as saddened as I was by the recent death of writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Today has been named More for Amy Krouse Rosenthal day in an effort spearheaded by Kirby Larson, another lovely, generous writer, who is encouraging people to share love, kindness, and joy–in the spirit of Amy. If you look at the #moreforakr hashtag on Twitter, you’ll see all sorts of amazingness. So, my #wonderbreak poem today is in honor of Amy. 

Yellow Umbrella

What can you do to spread joy today? Read one of her wonderful books to a child who needs it? Be kind to a stranger? Count every single blessing you have? All of those would be good, and so would this: at 4:29 pm on 4/29 (today), text someone to tell them you love them (taken from her memoir, Textbook). You can see tons of other lovely ideas in the #MoreforAKR Facebook Group here. And if you’re able, a donation to the AKR Yellow Umbrella Foundation would be an awesome thing, too!

I wish all of us more: more books, more joy, more love, more peace.

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses

  1. Thank you for joining in the joy with such a fun poem. Hugs to you!

    1. And to you, Keri! I wish for more in real life time to get to know my online friends better.

  2. Love your poem for Amy. I am celebrating her today on my blog along with an ode to poetry. Her spirit is such a thoughtful, kind legacy. I wish for more of her.

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