Category Archives: Poems

Poetry Friday: Equation Poems

I first learned about equation poems from Laura Purdie Salas’ Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations. In this book, Laura challenges readers to look at ordinary objects a little bit differently, imagining how they may have come to be what they are, or … Continue reading

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2021 Progressive Poem: Next Line

This is my second year of participation in the Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem. You can read more about it here. Yesterday Jan at Bookseed Studio chose Line #5: I’m a case of kindness – come and catch me if you can! … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Morning Walk

I’ve been pouring over Irene Latham’s This Poem Is a Nest for days. Irene started with an original poem, “Nest,” as her source poem, then went on to create 161 nestling poems from the original words. Nestling poems are found … Continue reading

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Fall Writing Frenzy: The Flower That Grew in My Garden

This is the second year of the Fall Writing Frenzy hosted by Kaitlyn Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis. My entry was inspired by a cumulative poem by Nicola Davies, “The Loaf That Jack Baked,” in Outside Your Window: A First Book … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Inspiration from Mary Oliver

Happy Poetry Friday! If you know me, you might know that I am a big fan of Mary Oliver. One of my favorite poems of hers is “Freshen the Flowers, She Said” that appears in Why I Wake Early. That … Continue reading

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