Thursday, April 2, 2015

Day 2 - National Poetry Month 2015 - Sing That Poem!

Happy National Poetry Month!
Welcome to Day 2 of this Year's Poem Farm Project!

Find the Complete April 2015 Poem and Song List Here

First, I would like to welcome all old and new friends to The Poem Farm this April. Spring is a busy time on all farms, and this one is no exception.  Each April, many poets and bloggers take on special poetry projects, and I'm doing so too.  You can learn all about Sing That Poem! and how to play on my April 1st post, where you will also find the list of the whole month's poems and tunes as I write and share them.  If you'd like to print out a matching game page for yourself, you can find one here, and during April 2015, you'll be able to see the song list right over there in the left hand sidebar.

Yesterday's poem was Let's Play Ball.  Here is the tune that goes along with it. Did you figure it out?

And here, below, is today's poem.  Look at the song list in the sidebar or on your matching form to see if you can puzzle out which tune matches this one.

Concrete Whales in Pittsburgh, PA
Photo by Amy LV

Students - Today's poem is a poem of joy, of remembering and of longing too.  If you have been here to The Poem Farm before, you  know that I like imagining that I am or have been all kinds of animals and things.  This verse matches the tune of one of my most favorite songs, and I like to think that the words pair well with the feeling of the song.

When I first wrote today's poem, there was only one verse.  But I just felt that it needed a second verse, so I came back and added one.  And you know what?  I may add a third.  Perhaps I really was once a whale...

Jama is keeping a wonderful list of all kinds of poetry projects and happenings all around the Kidlitosphere this month.  You can check this list out at Jama's Alphabet Soup.

Tomorrow I will be hosting Poetry Friday here at The Poem Farm.  Please come back to learn about about all of the wonderful poems and poetry ideas that everyone will be sharing on this first Poetry Friday of National Poetry Month!

Please share a comment below if you wish.


  1. I 'think' I know what song, but will wait for tomorrow to see Amy. It's both a love song & a memoir, too, today. Love reading the story.

  2. What a great and fun project, Amy! See you tomorrow!

  3. That is just achingly beautiful, Amy. How do you do it? Sigh.

  4. "there's an ocean in my soul" – Lovely! I feel like there are a couple of tunes that *almost* work, but picking out the melody is much harder than I thought it would be!

  5. I think I know the tune ! :)
    What a beautiful poem. This is such a wonderful project, Amy!

  6. The opening lines of your poem are gorgeous, Amy. It reminds me of the selkie stories from around the world.

  7. Maybe a verse novel as a human who was once a whale? Interesting idea. Your poem sings to me.

  8. Leaving my link for tomorrow early...I have Line 3 of the Progressive Poem!

    Thanks for hosting
    Thanks for hosting
    A-A-my, A-A-my!
    You always do a great job
    Always do a great job
    A-A-my, A-A-my.

  9. You have the best ideas! Thanks for doing this.