Number twenty-four of thirty-one, over two-thirds through the month of the Two Writing Teachers March Challenge.
And today, celebrate Poetry Friday with Catherine Flynn at Reading To The Core who's our lovely host. This time she's sharing a new book by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth, illustrations by Ekua Holmes. The title is Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets. Be sure to read her post about it and then visit others who are sharing poetry too.
I've mentioned the weather in my posts more than once these past months. We've had unusually warm and dry weather, and although we live in a semi-arid climate, we've set records this year for the lack of moisture. But, our news is that a storm is actually moving in and I'm supposed to wake up to snow or rain and cold. It'll certainly be a differently-dressed me tomorrow! Here's a poem I wrote about this kind of day.
The sky stretches like a cat,
opens the day in a mood,
you know, that mood that says,
“Go! Hide under the covers.”
Raindrops pounce dry lawns
and bounce on quivering puddles.
I miss that splash of pink across the sky,
timed to wake the squirrels from softest slumber
and twist their dreams into milky sunshine.
This morning, gray clouds hush us all.
First fragments of the day melt,
twirling and swirling together.
The minutes so quickly wash away.
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