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Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) My father-in-law passed away last month, and he had a good passing. He was surrounded by family and love in the days before he died in his sleep. I’m sad for the loss of him but also reminded how every

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Call of the Highland Sky #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Wasn’t planning to post this week, but then my small group met yesterday, and I wrote this poem, inspired by a YouTube video. For your weekly poetry rabbit hole, fall into the Poetry Friday Roundup with fantastic poet Irene Latham!

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Why You Cry When You Read Me [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) You guys, I have so missed you! I hope you’re all well, and I’m excited to start catching up on all I’ve missed over the past month or two. We’re still getting settled in, but I’m going to try picking

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Talent Is a Ticket [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) So, this month, our Poetry Princess challenge was from me: Roll a set of metaphor dice and write a poem inspired by your metaphor. If you don’t have metaphor dice, try an online metaphor generator, like this one:

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Writing Alone, Together #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Well, I realized this morning I hadn’t done a Poetry Friday post for this week. With not setting it up last weekend as usual, and then  WRAD and many deadlines during the week, I totally forgot about it. Until 3

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Four Forever, and Help Needed with Names

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Two things first: Teachers, before I move on to my Poetry Friday post, I need your help! I’m revising a picture book and need to find names for several kid characters whose families come from different areas in

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Snowmelt #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook (I’m @LauraPSalas on all of them), you might see my #OutsideEveryDay photos. I try to get outside most days and take a close-up photo of something that catches my eye. I

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Winter Is the Warmest Season, a free verse poem by Laura Purdie Salas

Winter Is the Warmest Season #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I love winter, even though I don’t do any winter sports. It’s just a time of beauty and renewal for me. But this year, for the first time in so many years, I’m not looking forward to it. I guess

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Freedom Is a Word

Freedom Is a Word [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) I’m listening to The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo right now. Wow. I don’t know why I haven’t read it before, other than I don’t read a lot of ya, and I had some strange idea that it was related

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