Poetry Friday: A Little Poem

“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.
But
I had the perfect poem.
I thought.
Would they?

“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.”

We read.
We talked.
We wrote.

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Yay! Poetry!

Happy Friday and thank you, Bridget, for hosting Poetry Friday roundup this week at wee words for wee ones.

 

 

13 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: A Little Poem

  1. Oh, THANK YOU, for sharing these responses! A little poem CAN do a lot to help, and yes, we can get through a lot by doing the thing we love AND peaceful words can bring us “up.” What lucky students to have you leading them through poetry, Julianne. Thank you! xo

  2. I found myself fascinated by the writing below David Budbill. Did the child mean bellies or bullies? Either one works I think, but leads us off into different emotional states. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Amen and Amen. I heard “YAY! Poetry Friday! I love Poetry Friday!” yesterday morning and felt the same surge of happiness!

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