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Holding My Own Hand

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Have you seen the interesting poems consisting of overheard snippets of conversation that Susan Thomsen’s shared over time at Chicken Spaghetti? This week’s poem isn’t made up of all overheard snippets–but it was inspired by one. I really did hear

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Winter Song #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) We had a white Christmas, and that filled my heart with joy. I don’t love winter without snow. I do love winter with snow. It’s pretty much that simple. Here’s a draft of a poem. I feel like it needs

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Stampede! Poems to Celebrate the Wild Side of School

Nesting [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) You guys, it’s been a rough couple of weeks. My dad was in the hospital for several nights–he’s home and doing…sort of okay. Now my sister (the same one who had serious medical issues earlier this year) is back in

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New Mouse [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) School has started up in some form or another in most parts of the country, and I’m thinking that, even digitally, many kids (and teachers) are feeling lost in a maze of new rules, new technologies, new people, new platforms…Here’s

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Vacation Time, a poem from BookSpeak, by Laura Purdie Salas

Vacation Time #PoetryFriday

Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) Thanks for all your empathy and sharing last week when I shared a poem about sad books. You guys are the best. This week, I’m sharing another poem written for BookSpeak, but this one is actually in the book!  

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Day 12: Soap Bubbles (#NationalPoetryMonth2020)

Happy Easter! Today got away from me, and I confess this is a poem I wrote years ago, but it sort of fits today’s #waterpoemproject, so I’m sharing it here:   Like most everybody else, I’m experiencing lots of upheavals lately! I have no huge National Poetry Month plans–just hoping

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What Is a Wave? #WaterPoemProject

I love water. It’s such a source of peace and calm and also motion and excitement. It’s just magic. Here’s today’s imagepoem for Laura Shovan’s #WaterPoemProject.   I’m not thinking too hard about making these “good” poems or following all the directions exactly. But starting off most days with about

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Camping in Fall and Lee Bennett Hopkins #PoetryFriday

NOTE: Some readers are commenting and not seeing their own comments show up, even though they are showing up for me and others! I don’t know what’s causing this and am hopeful the WordPress or other platform gods will figure out how to solve the problem sometime soon. Meanwhile, please

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Sky Love Story

Sky Love Story — an Anagram Poem [Poetry Friday]

Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.) We were scrambling for our form this month, and Tricia suggested anagram poems. She was inspired by Linda Baie’s lovely idea and poem here. As a theme, we picked weather or umbrellas or natural cycles. I wrote my

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