Thursday, April 30, 2015

Day 30 - National Poetry Month 2015 - Sing That Poem!

Happy National Poetry Month!
Welcome to Day 30, the last day, 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 For My Friend.  Here is the tune that goes along with it, below. Did you figure it out?



Here are Margaret Simon's students from Caneview Elementary in New Iberia, Louisiana.  They got it again!



And here, below, is today's poem, the final poem of Sing That Poem 2015.  If you have been playing all month, it is the last song left.  If not, just 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. 

Storytime
by Amy LV


Students - Today's poem comes from an image I have been carrying in my head and heart for some time.  Two years ago, I received a letter from Joanna, one of my friend Vida's library students.  In her letter, Joanna told me that she read my book to the birds in her yard.

It was the most beautiful compliment and most magical picture I could imagine - reading to birds!  

I did not realize it until right now, but I was saving this beautiful image for this beautiful tune.  For some reason, I seemed to save a tricky tune for the very end of this month, but now I know it was right and hope to have done both image and tune a bit of justice.  I am grateful, for Joanna, for Vida, for birds and words and poetry and images we can't forget, for books, and for you.

Thank you for holding my hand through this Poetry Month.  It has been fun singing with friends old and new.  And now...onto May!

On Sunday evening at 8pm EST, I will help faciliate a TwitterChat with Teach and Celebrate Writers all about...poetry!  Please join us for the poetrylove.  And if you are a teacher who would like to learn more about Twitter so that you can participate, check out The Teacher's Guide to Twitter at EduDemic.


Tomorrow is Poetry Friday!  In my post, please look for the complete page for Sing That Poem 2015, where I will include all poems and songs for easy following for those who have missed anything and for future days and years.  

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1 comment:

Irene Latham said...

I love the "voice of a girl named Joanna." How wonderful that this inspired a poem! It IS magical. Thank you! xo