Photo by Amy LVThis is a poem for my friend Rachel in Oregon, the best rock hound and rock teacher ever! Whenever I find neat rocks outdoors or go to a rock show, I think of her. Rachel has been sharing a "poem-of-the-letter" with her cousin, including a poem in each letter she sends. These come from her students, and some are even writing poetry this summer "to share with Miss S's cousin". The power of publishing is strong indeed!
Rachel's Rock Coffee Table
Photo by Rachel Sudul
When I was a young girl, I used to think about rocks a lot. In fact, I wondered what they talked about when I wasn't sitting by the creek's edge, listening. Rocks are full of stories, some which we can discover through study and some which will always remain mysteries.
Students - This poem is what Georgia Heard (author of AWAKENING THE HEART and many other fabulous books) might call an "observation poem", or poem where the poet looks at something closely and allows a poem to grow from this looking and noticing. In a way, this is what scientists do too, look and study and wonder and admire.
Here are two rock books to love. These are not poetry books full of all different poems, but each is a gorgeous poem-turned-book. If you have a favorite rock book, would you please share its title in the comments?
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