Wyoming County Fair - August 15, 2013
Photo by Amy LV
Click the arrow to hear me read this poem to you.
Students - Today's offering is one of those "this just happened to me" poems. Well, sort of. I mean, we did spend last evening at the fair. That part is true. And I did see the moon. (See it in the photograph?) While I didn't ride the Tilt-a-Whirl, I did think about Moon on our car trip home, I wondered about her looking down on the Wyoming County Fair. Does she ever wish she could ride the Tilt-a-Whirl?
In my first drafts of this poem, Moon never does come down to Earth; she stays longing up there in the sky. But then I thought a thought that many writers think. WHAT IF? What if Moon DID ride the Tilt-a-Whirl? And what if I sat beside her? Such a happy thought for me...
This is something a writer can always do. We can take real memories and write half-real and half-pretend.
George Welgemoed is in this week with two more of his wonderful Poemdesigns. You can see the complete collection here, and clicking on each image will enlarge it. Thank you, George, for sharing your ability to so fantastically combine words with images and fonts.
Cathy Mere is sharing her DIGITAL or PAPER notebook question and exploration at Sharing Our Notebooks. Stop by to learn about all kinds of notebook apps and learn what Cathy has discovered about these and about herself too. There is also an app giveaway, many thanks to Cathy.
Lisa is hosting today's Poetry Friday at Steps and Staircases. Stop on by to find out what is happening poetry-wise in the KidLitosphere today.