by Amy LV
Today's poem is an oldie. I found it in my files...and decided to dust it off and play with it a bit. I wrote this teeny verse in 2005, and you can see its original version below. For today, I decided to turn it into a concrete poem, to make it swing back and forth, just like a real swing. I also took out the word "the" in line 3.
Students - Summer is upon us, and many of you have folders and notebooks full of this year's stories and drafts, books and songs that you have written. You may think, "Oh, I'm done with that." But your mind may wish to circle back to those words someday. So save. Save your writing, and revisit it from time to time. Reread your old self and you may find some useful and favorite old snips. Just as my old towels become beds for kittens, sometimes my old poems become my new poems. Yours might too.
In case you missed Wednesday's post, I invite you to take a peek at the beautiful poems by Betsy Hubbard's kindergarten students along with her sharing of their process. These words will warm your soul.
Jama Rattigan is hosting today's Poetry Friday breakfast, lunch, and supper over at Jama's Alphabet Soup. Please visit her today to read the Poetry Friday menu, and bring her a hostess gift of your comment...
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