Sunday, April 23, 2017

NPM Day 23: The Letter U

My book spine poem for NPM 2017:

She walks in beauty
A jar of tiny stars
Awakening the heart
Opening a door
House of light 
Pass the poetry, please!

Continuing my alphabetic stroll
through National Poetry Month 
with three poems and a picture book
each beginning with the letter U . . . 

by Bruce Dethlefsen
"what would I write 
if I had only 
four or five lines worth 
of ink or time left? . . . "

by Gerald Rocklin
A dad celebrates an in-service day
with his 8th grade daughter

"Used Book Shop"
by X. J. Kennedy
in the anthology
poetry speaks who I am 
Editor:  Elise Paschen 
  ". . .  I always get hooked
in this dusty shop.
Like eating popcorn,
it's hard to stop."

Under the Freedom Tree
by Susan VanHecke
 Interview with Susan VanHecke
by Stacy Shubitz at Two Writing Teachers
Beautifully illustrated free verse story of
the "contrabands" of the Civil War, of
Emancipation Oak, and the 
beginning of slavery's end

1 comment:

  1. Well, you know which one I adore, and that's "Used Book Shop", but I also love "Untitled" and the others, too. Lovely gifts from you ("U"). Happy Sunday and World Book Day!