Friday, March 13, 2015

2015 SOLSC 13/31: A New Book of Poetry!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, Beth, and Anna
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives. 
                                                                       I'm sharing a new poetry book for Poetry Friday.
                                 Laura Shovan of Author Amok is hosting this week's poetry round-up.  
                                                 Be sure to stop by for a taste of poetry love.

I wandered into Island Books 
to preview a book I had requested.
It didn't live up to the hype I had heard.
I returned it to the bookseller
and meandered to the back,
my favorite nook in the store, children's books.
Poetry books covered the center table. 
Lori is ahead of the game, 
an early display for poetry month.
So glad because April brings spring break
and we lose a whole week of poetry.
I circle the table nodding my head
at old friends and murmuring my approval 
at Lori's choices.
Wait! What's this?
A book of poetry that's new to me?
One quick look inside and I'm sold!
Commenting and slicing steals my spare time, 
but I've squeezed in a few glances,
encountered some old favorites, 
and discovered new gems.
The Death of the Hat:  A Brief History of Poetry in 50 Objects
selected by Paul B. Janeczko
illustrated by Chris Raschka


  1. Love that team of writer and illustrator, so I know that book will be a gem. Thanks for putting it on my radar.
    Love your narrative poem on how you discovered this book.

  2. This book sounds so fabulous...I, too, love that team of writer and illustrator. My class collects "found objects" - what a hoot to introduce more poetry with objects. Can't wait to check this out!

  3. Really looking forward to this book. It will be a great fit for the month of clothing poetry we're doing at my blog for NPM.

  4. I just need to read:"selected by Paul B. Janeczko
    illustrated by Chris Raschka" to know that this is a special book. Love the poem invitation to it, Ramona.

  5. You cannot go wrong with Janeczko and Raschka!

  6. Oh my, how wonderful. I love Janeczko and Raschka books. This has got to be good, Ramona. Thanks!

  7. What a delightful trip you had and found such a wonderful treasure. And I enjoyed your poem too!

  8. You found one that's new to me, too!

  9. I really like your poem and I am pleased to learn of this poetry book which is new to me too. I know it must be great with that author/illustrator team that I like so much! Thanks for sharing.