Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice"
to the Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth
Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, Melanie, and Lanny
for hosting this meeting place each day in March
and for nurturing our writing lives.
I love the 31 day writing streak badge! And since it's Friday, I'm joining a delightful group of bloggers for Poetry Friday, a weekly group that celebrates all things poetic all year round. However during April the fun ramps up with a month long festival of poetic goodness.
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater is hosting this week. If you've never explored her site, The Poem Farm, stop now and go there. It's such a delightful poetic playground. She speaks directly to students, shares wonderful writing prompts, and each year selects a theme that she writes around for the month of April. My favorite was 2014 (my last year of teaching) when all her poems were written about objects in the thrift store. These poems are no longer on her site since she's trying to sell them as a collection. Oh, how I hope to someday hold this tribute to thrift store items in my hand. And if you ever get the chance to hear Amy speak at a conference, you're in for an exceptional treat! I first heard her speak at an All Write conference and then at NCTE. I'm still sad that she was unable to attend last year's Poetry Camp at Western Washington University.
Here's a book spine poem of some favorite poetry books that I've played around with and rearranged over and over this week. I'm sure some of my mathematically inclined friends could tell me the number of ways that a stack of six book titles could be arranged. I'm sure I've tried at least half of them. Here's my favorite arrangement (so far)!
She walks in beauty
A jar of tiny stars
Awakening the heart
Open the door
House of light
Pass the poetry, please!