Students - We have snow again! Here south of Buffalo, NY where I live, it has been a snow-free couple of weeks. And now the snow is back. Today I am thinking about all of you who live in snow-free places, wishing I could send you some snow (but not too much) to play with.
Do you have a wish for someone else? Is there something you have that you would like to share with others? If yes, then you might enjoy writing about it. What better way to begin the new year than with a wish for a friend?
Today's poem does have a bit of rhyme and a bit of meter. What do you notice about the syllables in this poem? What do you notice about the rhyme? If you ever feel stuck getting started with your own writing, you might find a poem with a simple rhyme and syllable count - such as this one - and try writing with the same number of syllables per line or with the same rhyme scheme.
Teachers and Adult Readers - For those of you who might not know, I also keep a Poem Farm Facebook Page. This page is full of regular links to poems I love as well as poetry news I find. If you choose to "like" it, please click on the arrow to "get notifications" if you would like to see the posts in your feed.
In publishing news, I am excited to share that I have signed a contract with Crown/Random House for a picture book currently titled ALL I KNOW. No date yet, but lots of happiness over here!
At this time of year, we have the fun of peeking at some 2014 favorites lists. Don't miss the 2014 Nerdy Awards for Poetry and Novels and Verse and the 2014 Cybils Poetry Finalists. Many congratulations to one and all.
Tricia is hosting this first Poetry Friday of 2015 over at The Miss Rumphius Effect. Stop by and gobble up all of the wonderful offerings from poetry friends near and far.
Happy 2015 to you and yours! Many wishes for a year full of poems and favorite new words!
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