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I was excited to get a new edition of Snowman-Cold=Puddle on my doorstep last week! This one is a Simplified Chinese edition published by Yilin Press in China.
They kept the English title on the cover because it’s part of the art (I assume that’s why). I was curious to know which of the cover text had the title in Chinese, so Randy used Google Translate to read the cover. It translated the Chinese version of the title as:
HEAVY PEOPLE – SEVERE COLD = QUAGMIRE
Isn’t that awesome? Just Google Translate’s version, and not sure how the title actually comes across to a native Chinese speaker. But I love this twist on it.
This also made me think of National Poetry Month. I am feeling extremely overwhelmed lately with writing and work commitments, and I want my National Poetry Month commitment to be something to look forward to so I’m going small. I’m going to write an equation poem each day. I might try to do them on photos or images of some kind, like:
We’ll see what I’ve got the time and energy for. But I’ll be sharing them daily here on my blog and on social media (I’m LauraPSalas on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). I’ll use the hashtags #NationalPoetryMonth #NPM #EquationPoem I’d love to have you follow along or join in, too, either you or your students! Feel free to comment with them here or post online with the #EquationPoem hashtag. I’m feeling really enthusiastic about this, so I think I’ve made the right choice!
For lots more wonderful poetry right now, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with poet, educator, and birthday woman Heidi Mordhorst!