So many people are doing so many cool things across the kidlitosphere in honor of National Poetry Month! I need to find a centralized list to share. (Addendum: Laura Evans at Teach Poetry K-12 has a comprehensive list in the righthand sidebar–check it out!) Meanwhile, I’m traveling a lot in April, so I’m keeping it fairly simple. Every day, M-F, I’m sharing one poem I love from a kids’ or YA poetry book. I’m happy to kick off the month with one of my very favorite poets!
|Joyce Sidman has done it again. Joyce is one of my poetry idols, and her new collection, Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors (Houghton Mifflin, 2010), is a captivating combination of poetry and nonfiction, deliciously illustrated by Beckie Prange. It’s hard to choose a favorite from this very varied collection, but here’s one where I love the poem and art equally:
The Mollusk That Made You
Shell of the sunrise,
Who swirled your whorls and ridges?
–Joyce Sidman, all rights reserved