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.
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