Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Trio of Thankus!

Thanks to Teaching Authors for inspiring me to write thankus, a thank you note written in haiku form.  

My first thanku, composed on Thanksgiving Day, is written in honor of my mother and the place where I feel closest to her.

I don my apron
Retrieve treasured recipes
And feel Mom's presence.

My second thanku is for Kristin Levine, author of The Lions of Little Rock.

Thank you for Marlee
Who bravely took a stand and
Heard the lions roar. 

My third thanku is for my fellow bloggers from Two Writing Teachers.

Friends in cyberspace
Companions on my journey
Fire my writing soul.

Thanks to Mary Lee at A Year of Reading for hosting Poetry Friday Roundup.


  1. Your first thanku went straight to my heart -- I feel mom's presence through her recipes, too!

  2. Thanks for your second thanku - what an honor!
    Kristin Levine

    1. Kristin, We are currently reading Newbery possibilities as selected by KCLS (King County Library System) librarians. The Lions of Little Rock soared to the top of my list when I read it. I love your positive portrayal of sibling relationships within Marlee's family. Thanks for such a powerful novel and unforgettable characters!

  3. Thanks! I liked the phrase "treasured recipes" especially.