Celebrate with Seedy Fare!
by Amy LV
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Students - We have bird feeders outside many of our windows, and my husband Mark keeps them full of bird goodies! This means that our family gets to see little chickadees, cardinals, woodpeckers, and all sorts of other birds flying around as we read, do dishes, or just walk from room to room. As I type this, my two daughters are standing behind my shoulders, peering out at the feeder in front of this window. "Is that a female goldfinch? It looks like there are two of those! See the yellow on her chest?"
The way you live influences the things you write about. The more interesting things you do, the more interesting things you have to write about!
Today's poem has many things in common with a sonnet. It has fourteen lines in iambic pentameter (daDA daDA daDA daDA daDA) with the even lines rhyming. Then, at the end, the final couplet rhymes too. My poem does not rhyme every alternate line, though, so it's not a true sonnet. I enjoy playing with form; it feels like solving a puzzle when you try to find just the right place for just the right word.
Today we are home from school for Dr. Martin Luther King Day, a day celebrating a great man who bravely stood up for his beliefs and the rights of others. You can read a poem I wrote in Dr. King's honor here.
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