Head over to Buffy's Blog for this
week's round-up of poetic goodness.
Buffy kicks off our Friday fun with
a delightful spiral poem celebrating
helicopters (of the maple variety).
Thanks, Buffy, for hosting our gathering.
I spend several days a week with my sixteen month old grandson, Jack, who loves to laugh. Today he laughed while we sat in traffic and kept me amused as it took us an hour to reach his home (generally a 30 minute drive). I wonder what provoked his laughter. Perhaps it was the huge flatbed truck we passed that was stacked with giant tires. He does love trucks and wheels. I adore the laughter of children and love to tell Jack that he makes Grandma happy.
The poem I'm sharing today "The Laughing Child" by W. S. Merwin is one I saved when I read it earlier this year on Teach This Poem.