Then I realized that not only did Susan of Chicken Spaghetti do a fantastic article in Poetry Foundation about the tradition of Poetry Friday, but she also listed me as a Poetry Friday regular. Well, gosh, I can’t skip now!
She is correct. I am a frequent participant, mainly because I love the things that bring the kid-lit bloggers together. To me, that sense of community is the most important part of my blogging. So I participate...
Even though I’m not a huge poetry fan.
Actually, that’s another reason for me to be a part of Poetry Friday, because it forces me to expand my horizons. And perhaps, my unique perspective will bring something else to the table. Like featuring the Haiku T-shirt not once, but twice for Poetry Friday. Writing a fib, with props to Greg at Gotta Book. Reviewing a book done in verse. Well, I guess that one is pretty normal.
Though I had a book that I could have featured today, as I write this I want to do something different. Once before I gave you a song as poetry. Today I’d like to do that again, with one of my favorite newish songs. It’s possible that the words are a little trite, but it still moves me in the way it expresses all of the potential that girls have inside them.
Staring at the blank page before youComplete lyrics of Natasha Bedingfield’s “Unwritten” (click to listen at iTunes) are here.
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The Poetry Friday round-up is at The Simple and the Ordinary today which brings to mind another reason I’m a P.F. regular. I get to learn about blogs that I might not have known about otherwise. Viva Poetry Friday!