Students - Mother's Day is Sunday! And today's poem is dedicated to my own wonderful mother, Debby Ludwig, a great human being, retired fourth grade teacher, and inspiration to me. I am very lucky to be her child and to share her with my wonderful sister Heidi.
Holidays are a beautiful time to pick up your pen and write a tribute poem or a letter to someone you love. And we moms love the things that our children make so much. Words are little presents, better than any object on any shelf in any store.
I would call today's poem a "thinking to yourself poem" because that's exactly how it sounds, like a person thinking to her or himself. If you have something on your mind, you might try this out. Such thinking-on-the-page gives a poem a conversational sound.
It's a delight this week to be visiting Brave Writer's Poetry Teatime this week as part of an interview and podcast with Julie Bogart about...poetry!
And over at Sharing Our Notebooks, I am thrilled to welcome my poetry friend, the talented Laura Shovan with her process piece about THE LAST FIFTH GRADE OF EMERSON ELEMENTARY. Enjoy learning all about the planning of her fabulous new verse novel, and leave a comment to be entered into a giveaway for a signed copy!
Sylvia is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at Poetry for Children with some wonderful resources and books for celebration mothers.
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