I feel a little bit bad about National Poetry Month. I don’t think I pulled my weight. But like famous people who pay to offset their carbon footprint, let me direct you to some blogs in hopes of offsetting my own prose-heavy month.
At the newish blog Wild Rose Reader, Elaine wrote a poem a day for April. Bravo, poet lady, bravo. She even went the extra mile in dedicating poems to bloggers, and Sunday was my turn. Thanks for including me Elaine, and for giving National Poetry Month your absolute best.
Greg at Gotta Book took on a poem-a-day challenge, with a variety of styles and topics. I can assume (since I can’t remember) that some were of the fib variety of his own invention.
Emily Reads is all haiku, all the time with her special haiku reviews, and April was no exception.
Another haiku queen is A Wrung Sponge, who writes her poems alongside her lovely photos. She also handled the last Poetry Friday Round Up, which seemed particularly large.
April’s other Poetry Friday Round Ups were at Big A, little a, then at Tea Cozy, and then Big A, little a again, because clearly she doesn’t have enough to do. (Hah!)
Tomorrow, I’m going to read some poetry to my fifth grader’s class. I’ll read from Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (I got this book on my county’s Summer Reading List this year yeah!), and A Writing Kind of Day: Poems for Young Poets (to inspire the budding poets). I may also pull from Soft Hay Will Catch You: Poems By Young People (I love the idea of a collection of kids’ poetry). We couldn’t fit in a visit in April, but as the teacher reminded me, any time is a good time for poetry. Don’t forget that, and I won’t either.