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Students - Last week I received a comment from a teacher who told me her students particularly liked this poem about how I see science as like writing, breaking out the light inside of us. Her words made me want to revisit some more old poems, ones that have never been on this site. Rummaging around in my files, I found this one about water. The poem had been getting dusty and lonely as I wrote it in 2002 and had never shared it with anyone. I did make a change to it today, adding line breaks. Before it was all in one stanza, but now it is has four stanzas. Did you notice that the first and last stanzas are the same? Yes! It is a circular poem.
What is mysterious to you? The things we find amazing and mysterious are often fantastic writing topics. I have always thought it's neat that a water can be solid, liquid, or gas...so I celebrate that idea here!
Here are a few more of my poems about water: Over Sixty Percent, The Water Tower, my boots love, Tide Pool.
And here is a great book of concrete poems about water by Joan Bransfield Graham - SPLISH SPLASH.
In happy news, my first copy of FOREST HAS A SONG arrived last week. Here I am, holding it. (Can you tell that I am tickled?)
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