Hugging the Moon
by Amy LV
Students - this poem came from my excitement over tonight's super full moon. It's true, too. Sometimes I just wish that I could hold the moon. At times I wish to pluck it down from the sky and rock it in my arms. What impossible things have you wished for? Such impossible wishes are the fairy dust of poetry...
One of my favorite picture books of all time is LULLABY RAFT by the mystical-magical Naomi Shihab Nye. I was lucky enough to hear her read and sing this book at a Teachers College Reading and Writing Project reunion back in 2001. Those few moments changed me.
You can read about tonight's perigee moon, or super full moon, at NASA. Here in Western New York, we look forward to clear and cold weather. Time to get out the blankets for lawn-viewing!
For a neat original poem, "mooncatching" and funny song link "We Like the Moon" (Spongmonkeys), head over to David E.'s Fomagrams.
Today, from noon - 6pm, is the Small Press Book Fair in Buffalo, NY, a fair with over 100 vendors and which attracted over 2,000 people last year. Yesterday my children and I went to purchase bookmaking supplies at the Western New York Book Arts Center, and everyone was getting ready for the event.
A glorious moon-viewing to you and yours!
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