Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I’ve blogged about NCTE last fall, and one of the many enjoyable sessions was the Children’s Literature Breakfast, featuring Kadir Nelson. I was quoting Kadir in a talk about mentor texts that I gave last weekend (more about that next week), so I thought I’d share this poetryaction to his wonderful If You Plant a Seed.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what we put out into the world and what we get back, and how they’re related. But this book also reminded me of other stories I’ve read that involve planting nontraditional things. Of course, I can’t think of any of those at the moment, but please leave them in a Comment if you know of some! So I tried to figure out what might result if a farmer went a little HAYwire. Hehe. HAYwire—get it?
You can check out my poetryactions Pinterest board here and my bookalikes Pinterest board here, if you like, and don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup with Elizabeth Steinglass today. I’m sure the poems shared today will plant something beautiful in you!