"Poetry speaks to the heart and to the mind.
A cherished poem is a gift that we may carry with us all our lives."
- Alice Schertle
- In "Right Here," the poet (a young girl) begins with this phrase: "Right here on this clean white page..." She speaks of scattering words, digging deep, and building to raise the the roof ending with the phrase, "Write here."
- Schertle captures the experience of observing an animal in "Poem about Rabbit," "A pink-eyed poem, ... A quiet poem ... coming close enough to touch, ..."
- In the final poem "Writing Past Midnight" the poet writes in a barn where "...stanzas are stacked to the ceiling," and "a small gray verse runs squeaking down one of the rafters."
These poems will encourage the writers in your classroom to carefully observe the world around them as they search for writing ideas. It's a great book to share in writer's workshop.
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