Photo by Hope VanDerwater
Students - This Sunday is Valentine's Day, and this has me thinking about people and pets and things that I love. One pet I love a lot is Mini Monster, and I have written about him many times including HERE. Sometimes my family laughs at me when I hug Mini really hard and he tries to wiggle of my arms, but he often stays in my arms and lets me kiss him on his ears and tell him how handsome he is.
Today, or anytime this week, you might think about writing about someone or something you love. What do you want to squeeze and hug and what do you adore? Valentine's Day is a grand time to think about love, big love and small love...like my love of drinking tea and of teeny pine cones.
You will notice that today's poem is written in free verse, in quatrains. Nothing rhymes, but I still needed to read this aloud to myself many times to hear if it sounded just right to my ears. On another day, I may reread this poem aloud again and make some more changes, but today it sounds as I wish it to sound.
Kimberley is hosting this week's Poetry Friday roundup over at Written Reflections with a delightful story and a celebration of one of my favorite poetry collections. Enjoy all of the offerings and the good people who join together each week to share poems and thoughts about poetry.
May this week fill you up with love, for things you know and for unexpected surprises too.
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