Photo by Amy LV
Students - Happy New Year! Yesterday afternoon, as I walked our dogs Cali and Sage, I asked them what their New Year's Resolutions were. They didn't answer, but later, as I wrote in my notebook (I am doing lots of that lately), they did answer. And their answer became today's small poem.
Many poems grow from words we hear others say or from conversations we have, but we can also imagine conversations and play with ideas about what might be or could be said. Try playing around with "what might have been said" or "what could be said" sometime in your own notebook. You can words from people and animals you know or from historical figures or inanimate objects...anyone or anything at all. What might have been said? What could be said?
Today's poem is not full of full rhymes, but there are some similar sounds that hold the lines together. Can you find them?
You can read two other New Year poems in The Poem Farm archives. Find New Year's Eve from 2014 and January 1 from 2011. It's amazing how the years keep on rolling by, isn't it?
Over at my other blog, Sharing Our Notebooks, I am pleased to share that we have two winners for Tanny McGregor's generous giveaway. In 2016, I hope to feature more student notebooks in addition to these wonderful adult notebooks, so please, teachers and students, drop me a line if you're interested in sharing! I will make it easy for you to do so.
In other celebratory news, my first nonfiction book, EVERY DAY BIRDS, illustrated by Dylan Metrano and published by Scholastic, joins library and bookstore shelves next month! I could not feel more grateful. If you are a blogger who is interested in reviewing this book, please send me an e-mail, and I will have one sent to you.
Mary Lee is hosting this week's Poetry Friday roundup over at A Year of Reading. Visit her place for a beautiful, wise poem, and enjoy the poetry bounty! How lucky we are to have this community.
Many New Year blessings and joys to all of you! Happy 2016! I thank you for visiting.
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