Happy Poetry Friday! Welcome, everyone! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I have two things today. First, Meet My Family published yesterday! I’m honored to be over at Kirby Larson’s Friend Friday, discussing how my own unusual family (ok, let’s be honest–my own weird family when I was a child) led to Meet My Family, this book about animals, families, and diversity many years later. This is Stop 2 on my blog tour! I’m so grateful to be visiting with many writers and educators I so admire during this blog tour. Thank you for visiting over at Kirby’s and commenting, if you have time! (I remember what an inspiration Kirby was early in my children’s writing journey when I heard her speak at a Minnesota SCBWI conference. She is so lovely and honest, both in person and in her books!) And there’s a GIVEAWAY!
Next up, my Poetry Princess poem.
This month, our Poetry Princess challenge, set by Liz, was ekphrastic poetry. She gave us this photo, taken at the Garden of the Gods, for inspiration. There were no words, no themes, no forms required. Total freedom–just inspired by this image.
I put this off way too long and found myself at Taco Bell only last Friday, scribbling words and rhymes and thoughts. Here’s the triolet I ended up with:
I’m looking forward to seeing what my Poetry Sisters have come up with–right along with you guys!
Click here to see all our previous Poetry Princesses collaborations.
Make sure to visit Renee at No Water River for the entire Poetry Friday Roundup!