Happy Poetry Friday!
I woke to the sound of birds, happy it was Friday (although most days blend into each other), but disappointed because I didn’t think I had anything to share for Poetry Friday. I wrote a few short poems during the week, but nothing was grabbing me. Then I opened Margaret Simon’s post and inspiration hit! Margaret challenged us to try out a Book Scavenger Hunt – pick some words from a book and use them in a poem. Yes, it’s that easy, and don’t miss the incredible video of Amanda Gorman demonstrating this technique that Margaret included.
I’ve been reading lots of picture books for Reading For Research month, and yesterday I discovered the beautiful, lyrical Birdsong written and illustrated by Julie Flett. The book spans the seasons, so I picked one word from each season: mucky, berries, gathering, bulbs
Is It Spring Yet?
There are secrets
in the mucky mud of winter’s retreat,
buried beneath leftover leaves
and once-wiggly worms.
While chilly winds whirl,
to celebrate with birds,
to rejoice with buds and berries,
to announce –
Kat Apel has the Poetry Friday Roundup today, and a new book to introduce.