Saturday, November 17, 2018

Poetry Friday on Saturday: Homework from Mary Lee

  Linda Baie at Teacher Dance
is hosting this week's round-up of poetic goodness. 
I'm reporting in a day late with a completed assignment.

I'm at NCTE and attended the Writing Poetry in the Wild session yesterday. Mary Lee Hahn kicked off the session with introductions and a creative, "wild" musical clip for each of our presenters.
(pictured left to right) 
Heidi Mordhorst, Laura Purdie Salas, Margaret Simon,
 Irene Latham, and Mary Lee Hahn
Such a wonderful gathering of Poetry Friday friends!  

I wish I had time to tell you about their presentations, but I'm reporting in a day late (sorry, Linda) for Poetry Friday with a completed assignment. Mary Lee gave each of us a sticky note at the end of the session with a homework assignment to complete before we go home. We were supposed to write a small poem on the sticky note. I wrote mine last night as a note to my friend who had plans for Saturday morning. I'm staying at her house and had planned to attend an 8:00 am session this morning. As the time drifted past midnight, I changed my mind and left this haiku on my door.

Catching zzz's won out
for this west coast, weary gal
I'll catch an Uber. 

Homework completed, Mary Lee!

I'm happy to report that after a few hours of sleep, I woke up invigorated and ready to make my planned early session, The Power of Poetry with Georgia Heard, Barry Hoonan, . Maybe I can check in next week with some snippets from NCTE. 

Here I am getting a copy of Irene's book, Love, Agnes:  Postcards from an Octopus, for my young friend Rose who loves octopuses.


  1. You are a thoughtful friend, writing that late haiku and "I'll Catch an Uber". I'm jealous that you are there, but love that you are and having such a wonderful time! Safe travels home!

  2. Thank you for coming to our session, Ramona--great to see yoU!

  3. What a wonderful experience you must have had! I'm uber jealous!

  4. Looking forward to more on NCTE!

  5. Love your haiku, thanks for sharing it with us Ramona–and I look forward to haring more about the conference–sounds wonderful!