Friday, September 23, 2016

Poetry Friday: Embrace Festive Fall!

Head over to Reading to the Core 
for this week's round-up of poetic goodness.  
Thanks, Catherine, for hosting!

I'm off to help my daughter this morning.  The moving truck arrives tomorrow.  It's a short move from the house they've been renting
(owner moved out of state and sold the house) to a townhouse.
I hadn't planned to post today, but then my favorite season arrived yesterday.

 I can't resist the call of sharing Douglas Florian's book Autumnblings,

one of the many poems I love in this book,
and the news I received this week from Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong.  I won five copies of their newest book,
You Just Wait:  A Poetry Friday Power Book.
I can't wait to share this title with my middle school book club!

And I'm counting down the days until our school visit with 

Irene Latham next week and Poetry Camp
at Western Washington University!  Let me know if you'll be attending.
Maybe we'll meet while standing in line to buy books
or while waiting to get our books autographed.  


  1. Happy Autumn! Love Douglas's book and need to take it out again. Good luck with the moving and enjoy Poetry Camp next week!

  2. What a fun way to celebrate the arrival of autumn!

  3. If I had known about Poetry Camp & so close to you, Ramona, I might have come. Have a glorious time, will think of you diving in! Love Douglas Florian, so much to celebrate in his words.

  4. What great news with many awesome and awe-tumn days to come. Enjoy, Ramona!

  5. Enjoyed the poem you shared. Autumn is so lovely! (And I will be at Poetry Camp. Maybe will meet you there :)

  6. What gorgeous word play! Love.

  7. This is one of my favorite Douglas Florian books. The principal and I read "What I Love About Autumn" during morning announcements on Thursday. Can't wait to hear all about your poetry camp experience! I'm sure it will be amazing!

  8. Thanks for sharing such a great autumn poem, Ramona. I can't wait to hear about Poetry Camp. Don't you just love Janet and Sylvia's new book?