Monday, March 25, 2013

Getting Dressed - Personification

Trees
by Amy LV



Click the arrow to hear me read this poem to you.

Students - I just found this today in a small pile of poems that never made it into my new book, FOREST HAS A SONG. This poem has a different style - a more formal style - than the rest of the book, and it was such fun to find it!  It is pretty strictly metered; you will notice that most lines have 10 syllables, some 9.  And there is a lot of personification here...the trees in this poem get dressed just like people do!

I have been talking a lot here about my new book, and it will be released tomorrow.  Thank you to everyone for all of your support and good wishes!  Here is the trailer that my wonderful husband Mark made for me.


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3 comments:

Linda at teacherdance said...

Great to see a poem that 'didn't' make it. It's a unique view of each season! Thanks!

Today I Love said...

I love this and will use it with my middle schoolers as we talk about personification. (I wish our trees would dress for spring...they are sleeping in too late this year!)

Stacey said...

I love the trailer that Mark made. How lovely to hear you reading the poem of the book's title, and to hear Glenn playing the music. Perfect!