Today's poem comes from The Street Beneath My Feet, written by Charlotte Guillain and illustrated by Yuval Zommer.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Heidi Mordhorst of my juicy little universe gave me these two lines to choose from:
With acorns and moss could we fashion a critter?ORLet's find pine needles, turn into vine knitters!
Why did she have to make it so hard?! Read on to see which one I chose!
I’m a case of kindness – come and catch me if you can!Easily contagious – sharing smiles is my plan.I’ll spread my joy both far and wide,As a force of Nature I’ll be undenied.Words like, “how can I help?” will bloom in the street.A new girl alone on the playground – let’s meet, let’s meet!We can jump-skip together in a double-dutch round.Over, under, jump and wonder, touch the ground.Friends can be found when you open a door.Side by side, let’s walk through, there’s a world to explore.We’ll hike through a forest of towering treesFind a stream we can follow while we bask in the breeze.Pull off our shoes and socks, dip our toes in the icy spring waterWhen you’re with friends, there’s no have to or oughterWhat could we make, with leaves and litter?Let's find pine needles, turn into vine knitters!
I'm a nature girl at heart, so choosing where to go next left so many possibilities. Here are the lines I came up with ...
We'll be swingers of birches and climbers of treesORWe'll lie on our backs and find shapes in the sky
I'm happily handing this off to Linda Baie at Teacher Dance and can't wait to see which one she'll choose and where she will take us on this collaborative adventure.
April 1 Kat Apel at Kat Whiskers
2 Linda Mitchell at A Word Edgewise
3 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
4 Donna Smith at Mainly Write
5 Irene Latham at Live your Poem
6 Jan Godown Annino at BookseedStudio
7 Rose Cappelli at Imagine the Possibilities
8 Denise Krebs at Dare to Care
9 Margaret Simon at Reflections on the Teche
10 Molly Hogan at Nix the Comfort Zone
11 Buffy Silverman
12 Janet Fagel at Reflections on the Teche
13 Jone Rush MacCulloch
14 Susan Bruck at Soul Blossom Living
15 Wendy Taleo at Tales in eLearning
16 Heidi Mordhorst at my juicy little universe
17 Tricia Stohr-Hunt at The Miss Rumphius Effect
18 Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
19 Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link
20 Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge
21 Leigh Anne Eck at A Day in the Life
22 Ruth Hersey at There is No Such Thing as a God-forsaken Town
23 Janice Scully at Salt City Verse
24 Tabatha Yeatts at The Opposite of Indifference
25 Shari Daniels at Islands of my Soul
26 Tim Gels at Yet There is Method
27 Rebecca Newman
28 Catherine Flynn at Reading to the Core
29 Christie Wyman at Wondering and Wondering
30 Michelle Kogan at More Art 4 All
Today's poem comes from Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas, written by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm and illustrated by Molly Bang.
Friday, April 16, 2021
Welcome Poetry Friday friends! This year for National Poetry Month I'm writing and sharing found poems, most of which are science- or nature-themed. You can learn more about this form and my plans in this post describing the project. I'm also sharing these found poems as images on my Instagram in case you want to see them all in one place.
Today's poem comes from pages 4, 8, 26, and 28 of One Well: The Story of Water on Earth, written by Rochelle Strauss and illustrated by Rosemary Woods.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Today's found poem comes from How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning, written and illustrated by Rosalyn Schanzer.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Today's poem comes from Strange Creatures: The Story of Walter Rothschild and His Museum, written and illustrated by Lita Judge.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Today's poem comes from Snowflake Bentley, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Mary Azarian.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Today's poem comes from p. 8, 12, 14, 16, 30, 41, 50, 144, 161, 163, and 168 of The Slowest Book Ever, written by April Pullley Sayre and illustrated by Kelly Murphy.