Friday, December 24, 2010

Poetry Friday & Poem #269 - Poem on Ice

 Skating a Poem
by Amy LV

This is poem #30 in my 2010 Friday series of poems about poems.  Our family thought about going ice skating yesterday, but then we decided to go later in the week.  Still and all, I got thinking about ice skating and how ponds and rinks full of skaters always look like scribbles upon scribbles.  Surely there are hidden messages and secret poems engraved in the cold.

Students - once again, I found it most helpful to listen to my children read my work.  The last line of this poem originally read, "I'll let my ice skates write today" but when Georgia read it, she read it as it now stands.  Sometimes just hearing someone else read your words can help you hear them more clearly.

Here is a sweet little I CAN READ book, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins.  My first published poem, "Christmas Night," appears in this book, and my husband surprised me with the original artwork by Melanie Hall shortly after it was published.  My poem is all about reading on Christmas because my sister and I always spent Christmas afternoon and evening reading underneath our tree.

Mary Lee is graciously hosting Poetry Friday on this Christmas Eve.  Follow the trail of gingerbread to A Year of Reading , and delight in poetry on this special day.

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  1. Cute! I'm picturing the ice skating scene in "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

  2. I hope you all have a great time when you do go skating. I saw some old film of the figures competition at who-knows-which-Olympics. There was nothing gliding or quick about it. It was like penmanship practice...secret poems engraved in the ice.

  3. Great ice skating poem poem!

    I hope you and your family have a joy-filled holiday season!

  4. Just stopping by to leave season's greetings. Your green hat looks Christmasy!

  5. Nice ice-skating poem! Did you do the illustration as well?

  6. Dear Laura, Blythe, Elaine, Shelley, and Madigan, Happy Christmas Eve Poetry Friday! Thank you for coming by here on this day. Merry Christmas! A.
    ps - Madigan - I did do the silly!

  7. My brother and I got books EVERY year for Christmas. When mom asked me what I would be doing today, I told her I'd be making cinnamon rolls and then sitting around and reading all day. The best GIFT!!!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours! Keep skating those poems!