Time spent outside, in addition to reading and writing, is what I love the most. Today was an especially good day to look!
The sky stretches like a cat,
lighting the day in an energetic light.
Raindrops pounce on dry lawns
and talk with quivering puddles.
This morning, I waited for this hushed awakening,
searched for a splash of pink across the sky,
timed to wake the crows and squirrels from cloudy slumber
and twist their dreams into milky sunshine.
Fragments of the day soon melt
twirling and swirling themselves together.
The minutes so quickly wash away.
Be sure to read about a poetry month CHALK POEM finale that Betsy of Teaching Young Writers is hosting on April 30th. Come join us!There continues to be so much happening for Poetry Month. The final lines of the kidlit Progressive Poem can be found through the links on the right. Find Jama Rattigan's blog post at Jama's Alphabet Soup to discover other Poetry sites in the kidlitosphere doing wonderful things! Cathy, at Merely Day By Day, is joining Mary Lee, at A Year of Reading in a poem a day this month. Other daily poem writers include Amy at The Poem Farm, Donna at Mainely Write, and Laura at LauraSalas. Plus Greg Pincus of Gotta Book has just published his first E-book, The Late Bird.