Yesterday, I sorted through 3 bins of poetry and managed to return 2 of them. Some I'm keeping for a future post on favorite books by individual poets, some I'm keeping because I haven't read them yet, and some I'm keeping because I can't bear to return them yet. After quickly reading the poetry shelves again in both the children and adult sections, I left with only 1 bin of books. And my library card is no longer in danger of being maxed out.
What a rich month of poetry I've enjoyed! I'm amazed by the stamina and creativity shown by friends who wrote a poem-a-day in April. I may not have made it by every day, but I can't wait to catch up. I've loved following our mermaid girl in the progressive poem. I was excited by Tricia's post of poetry books that focus on form and the writing of poetry. And I'm sad that I didn't manage to chalk a poem yesterday for Chalk-A-Bration with Betsy. Instead of celebrating poetry all day, I was helping out with testing (but I had a poem in each pocket). I think that next year I'll refuse to let such an onerous task mar my month of poetry.
Here's the haiku I wanted to chalk in honor of our sweet Hadley who went to cat heaven in April:
Sunshine filled landing
Memories of Miss Hadley
Curl perfectly round
So glad I have this community where I can celebrate poetry every week of the year. See you next Friday! This week's roundup of poetry love is hosted by Ellen at Elementary Dear Reader.