"Everynight Everywhere" was Poem #203 in my year-long series to write and post a poem each day. It was an inspiration piece for SPARK 10, and artist Amy Souza had nine days to respond to it with a work of art. Well, she did, and I could not be happier! Here is her whimsical response:
SPARK 10 Painting
by Amy Souza
Yesterday, wondering what to write for Halloween, I suddenly thought..."Hmmm...maybe I could do another SPARK from Amy's painting!" After all, it had been flashing across my mind continuously since I'd first seen it...why not? So with Amy's joyful colors, a moon, Sallye's students' mask poems, and Halloween on my mind, Poem #215 jumped forth.
There's still one more SPARK to share from my second pairing...look for it sometime this week.
Students - I can't say enough what a good time this was. The anticipation of working with a partner, feeling so curious about what she would create, hoping dearly that she would like my poems...it felt very exciting. Even if you don't do this as a school project, you might want to try it with a friend. Wouldn't this be a fabulous pen pal project? Let's think about that.
Teachers - if you are a WNY teacher who attended the NFRC conference and are visiting The Poem Farm for the first time, welcome! Many teachers share these poems via their SMART Boards, hung as classroom posters, or in centers. I do my best to include a little writing tip or story each day, and on frequent Poetry Fridays, teachers share their best poetry ideas.
Happy Halloween to all! Don't forget to say "Hello" to the moon!
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