Jama Rattigan at Jama's Alphabet Soup is our host today for Poetry Friday, with a marvelous review of Laura Shovan's middle grade verse novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, just arrived on April 12th! Wow, there is a beautiful poem shared, and recipes from that poem, passover treats! Thanks for the wonderful post and for hosting, Jama!
Don't forget to visit here for Robyn's post at Life on The Deckle Edge for line number twenty-two of the April Progressive Poem created by Irene Latham.
Yesterday was Poem In Your Pocket day, and I gave poems during my time at the used bookstore where I volunteer. Most people don't know about this day because it is mostly celebrated in schools, so it was fun to surprise people with a poem gift. The poem I kept in my pocket is from a favorite children's poet, Karla Kuskin, "Write About A Radish". The entire text is here, but the second line after the title line is "Too many people write about the moon."
Friday night is the full, pink moon, and it already looks full tonight (Thursday). I wrote about the moon, despite the probably good advice of Ms. Kuskin. And I took a picture too. I've loved moon-watching for a long time, used to do moon journaling with my students, and it really does energize me. I do stay up late watching, even if I need to bundle up with a cup of tea.
Tonight I found the sky in puddles
then the moon splashed through,
sleep-stealing its goal.
I put on the kettle, ready to gaze.
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