Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh. BookSpeak has been given the Cybils award for Poetry! I am so honored that my peeps–poetry book-lovers of the kidlitosphere–chose BookSpeak for this, especially when all the?Finalists are such fantastic collections/ anthologies that I love. (And I’m super thrilled that Wonder, which I just read, won the Middle Grade category!)
OK. Deep breath. And now–back to our regularly scheduled programming! :>)
Wake up your poetry brains with 15 Words or Less (guidelines here)!
Today’s beautiful image comes to us courtesy of Janet Fagal, who was lounging down in Florida when she captured the magic. Here’s what this image?makes me think of:
2)?A polka-dotted jellyfish
3) Fireflies at our family reunion
And here’s my poem first draft:
Our conversations twinkle
sparks in darkness
of busy lives
–by Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
What do you think of when you look at this picture? Take any quick idea and jot down a 15 Words or Less poem. It doesn’t have to rhyme or describe this picture. It’s just about whatever you think of when you look at it.