Students - Sometimes I think about things and do not write about them for a long time. Then, one day, for a reason I cannot explain, I will write about one of those things. My parents have been divorced for a few years, and I love both of them very much. It is different having them divorced, but my love is the same.
Writing can help us think about funny things and serious things, and writing can help us figure out what we think too. One reason I keep a notebook (see my notebooks blog here) is because it helps me figure out what is going on in my mind. Our busy days can keep us from hearing our own minds sometimes, but a notebook always listens.
It is so good to be back here at The Poem Farm. It was wonderful to teach classes and go camping and learn all kinds of things. But I missed this place, and I missed you. It is good to be back.
I have exciting news! This week was the book birthday of JUMPING OFF LIBRARY SHELVES, the newest anthology by Lee Bennett Hopkins. I am honored to have a poem in this beautiful collection illustrated by Jane Manning, and you can read a fabulous interview with Lee and read a few poems from the book (including mine) over at last week's post at Today's Little Ditty.
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Robyn is hosting today's Poetry Friday gathering over at Life on the Deckle Edge with a poem remembering 9/11. Visit her place to find a roundup full of poems, poets, and many ways to fall in love with words.
Happy happy new school year to you, my dear friends!
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