Monday, April 20, 2015

Day 20 - National Poetry Month 2015 - Sing That Poem!

Happy National Poetry Month!
Welcome to Day 20 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 Spice Song.  Here is the tune that goes along with it, below. 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.

Love Lasts
by Amy LV


Students - Today's poem is for all of us who have lost people.  Some of us have lost loved ones to death, some to moving, some for a time to prison, some to an argument...there are many ways to lose a loved one and that feeling of wanting to be near again is one that people of all ages can understand.

The other week at a school assembly, a young boy said to me, "My mother told me that if someone you love dies or goes away, you can keep the person inside of you with your love."  He is right.  

Poems grow from feelings.  And poems can heal feelings too.

Please share a comment below if you wish.

4 comments:

jan godown annino said...

Appreciations for this contemplative one - & you wouldn't know this Amy that it's timed right for me.
On yesterday's herb & spice song, I love how when you get to "chili powder" the "pow" in that hot word
pows out. Brava!

Liz Steinglass said...

Thank you for writing a beautiful, kid-friendly poem about a difficult, important topic. Kids need these poems so we need to write them.

Sheila C. said...

Amy,
Thank poem really spoke to me as I reflect on my mom, who we lost to cancer nine years ago this month. I love how you always capture every aspect of life, every feeling possible, in your work. Thank you for continuing to share your gift! Sheila C.

Cathy said...

Amy,
What a sweet poem. It just made me think of my grandparents. I do touch their picture most every day --- and I still consider what kind of advice they would give. What I wouldn't give to be able to talk to them for a bit, but sometimes "when I'm quiet deep inside" I think I hear them.

Cathy