|My book spine poem for NPM 2017:|
She walks in beauty
A jar of tiny stars
Awakening the heart
Open the door
House of light
Pass the poetry, please!
I have so many things to share that begin with the letter "H" that I'm spending two days on this letter. Today I'll share a poem, a poem inspired by a poem, and a book.
- "Hope is the thing with feathers (254)" by Emily Dickinson
- "Hope does indeed have feathers" by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater - Scroll down the blog post and you'll find Amy's poem in the blue box and these words of explanation about how Emily's poem inspired Amy's poem, "When you read my poem, you will notice that many of the words are the same words that Emily used, but I have used them in different places and ways. You will also notice that the rhyme scheme and meter of my poem matches Emily's. Her poem helped me write today, in more ways than I feel able to explain."
- House of Light by Mary Oliver - This book was a birthday gift from a friend. If you own the book (or check it out from the library), be sure to read a favorite poem on p. 36, "The Gift."