Friday, January 20, 2017

Personification and Poems and Woodstoves and Joy

Tonight's Fire
Photo by Amy LV

Students - Today's poem is about how I think poems might feel...if poems could feel. If a poem could talk, it would offer to be your friend. And it would offer to be my friend.  It would offer to be everybody's friend.  And it wouldn't show off or say rude things or act fancy or self-absorbed.  A poem would be a cozy friend, always there to listen or give you a foot rub when you most need it.

For me, that's what poems are and that's what poems do.  Poems keep me warm when I feel cold.

May it be so for you, sweet friends.

Violet is hosting today's Poetry Friday roundup over at Violet Nesdoly/poems. Please visit her place to learn about what's happening poetry-wise all around the Kidlitosphere this week.

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  1. I want to curl up next to your poetry every day.

  2. "Poems keep me warm when I feel cold." So grateful for my cozy poet friends . Here's another great poem for poetry camp!

  3. Love this poem, Amy! I agree with Patrick - I always love reading your words. This one is going into my notebook for inspiration!

  4. This is a wonderful poem to showcase on a cool winter day. It is soft, touching, and heartfelt, Amy.