Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Poem #300! Sock Week Day #2 - for Mark

Hope's Handknit Socks
(Knitted by Hope)
Photo by Amy LV

This is day #2 of a one week challenge to write seven different poems about the same topic.  You can read more about this challenge, the class who inspired it, and how to play in yesterday's post.

Students - today's sock poem traces socks back to their original source - the sun.  I have dedicated it to my husband Mark because as a science teacher, he often teaches us how all living things can trace our history straight back to our beautiful star.

It's interesting to think about the history of things.  If you're in on this week's challenge, you might wish to consider this.  Ask yourself, "What can I imagine about my subject's history?  How might I trace it through time?"

(Please click on COMMENTS below to share a thought.)


  1. Fantastic socks, Hope! I'm just about to embark into the world of knit socks, but mine will be much, much simpler!!!

    Great job!

  2. We're going to try to join you with poems about Hermit Crabs and The Fourth of July. (My daughter must be getting tired of winter.) Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Love your blog, Amy. And congrats on the 300th poem. It's wonderful!

  4. I liked this a lot. It made me think of what a fun picture book it would make, thanking the sun for socks. And congratulations on making it to 300 - keep going, we're cheering you on!

  5. Kristen, Thank you! You made Hope's evening. Socks are funny...not as hard as they seem, though I still have to learn to do them on two circulars. You're such an incredible knitter...you will be great. A.
    Michael, I hope that your daughter will be willing to share some of her hermit crab/4th of July poems. (We Buffalo people are ready for spring too!) A.
    Joanne, Many, many thanks! And welcome! A.
    Lee, Thank you for your kind words. We're on the same wavelength...I just submitted it as a picture book manuscript. A.

  6. Jessica and Nathaniel just posted their second offerings. Thanks for your encouraging words. I think it's especially important for homeschooled kids to get feedback from folks beyond Mom and Dad. In response to your question about whether hermit crabs think our lives are repetitive, Nathaniel says "Sometimes I wonder if they think at all."

  7. I like this poem enormously! And I love that image, of having the sun surround your feet. The perfect thing for someone with cold toes.

  8. HAPPY #300!!!!!!

    You continue to rock the world with your persistence and creativity and FABULOUS poems.

    My feet are warmed by the sun. Love it.