“Meet me on the carpet with your poetry notebook,” I said yesterday.
We do poetry every Thursday. Usually.
But last week was Thanksgiving
and the prior week was NCTE.
I ‘ve missed reading poetry with my students.
I wondered, have they?
I could have skipped it this week.
With all the holiday crazy interruptions,
it would have been easy.
There is no time.
I had the perfect poem.
“Yay! Poetry!” I heard someone say.
It made my day.
I didn’t know,
I couldn’t tell,
if they cared.
I guess they do.
When they all gathered, I said, “When I was in Atlanta, a poet named Amy Ludwig VanDerwater shared this poem with us. I thought you’d like it.”
Happy Friday and thank you, Bridget, for hosting Poetry Friday roundup this week at wee words for wee ones.