Friday, August 16, 2013

Moon Memory - Real Pretend Poems

Wyoming County Fair - August 15, 2013
Photo by Amy LV

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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.

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  1. Amy - I love that the moon came down and sat next to you on the tilt-a-whirl - if only just pretend. When does the moon get to have fun like that?

  2. Love how George made those sprinkles real! And the idea of the moon on the tilt-a-whirl & holding hands-beautiful pretend Amy! I love moon poems! And fairs! So glad you put them together, if only for a night!

  3. Riding the Tilt-a-whirl with the moon? So imaginative and romantic! You inspire us to think a little bit outside the box.

  4. Wow, Amy -- at least three moon poems today (you, me, Tabatha). We must be feeling the pull of the ocean tides, now that summer is winding down.

  5. This is a magical poem, Amy! Oh, to be sitting next to Moon as she "giggled in glorious glee." My poem today was also inspired by a country fair. (
    Thank you for sharing George's poems, too. I love the word play in Magnetism.

  6. The best part of this might be that the moon not only comes down and sits herself in the Tilt a Whirl (awesome choice of ride for a planetary satellite), but that she has a hand to hold. Gorgeous. I like "Wyoming County Fair" as a title, which is what I thought it was at first. : )

  7. Poems about moons and poems about the fair! Did you see this Poetry Friday poem inspired by Charlotte's Web and going to the fair?

    I love the imagery in your poem, and the picture you shared of the moon at the fair. I have requested your book of poems, now that is available at our library--looking forward to reading more of your poetry.

    Thanks for visiting my space and glad you enjoyed what I shared--Look for Amy's next website project this Wednesday : )