I Love Granny Square Afghans
(I buy them at thrift stores...)
Photo by Amy LV
Students - Valentine's Day, the holiday of love, is just around the corner. And today's poem is a celebration of love. The other afternoon, I was walking with my husband, and I loved kicking a round rock down the sidewalk. Yesterday evening, our daughter said, "I love drinking water!" And always, I love black ink and cheese.
One of my favorite poets, Billy Collins, has written a poem (and a book) titled "Aimless Love." This poem is about loving the small things of life, and am quite sure that his poem planted a poemseed in my mind, a poemseed that grew into today's "Did You Know."
Writing is very much about love and falling in love with feathers and pumpkin muffins, socks and bike rides. And Valentine's Day is a cozy time to think about how many good things there are to love in our world. There are many many.
Today's poem does not rhyme, but you will notice some repetition. Sometimes writers repeat lines throughout a poem and sometimes at the beginning and end of a poem. I've done both in this one, and you can try repeating in one of these ways too should you wish. Writing techniques are free for the sharing. I love that.
What do you love?
If you write a poem today...will you play with repetition?
Last week I was honored to host teacher Holly Van Epps and her eighth grade poets with their haunting free verse poems written in refugee voices. Please be sure to read their words if you have not yet done so. And Tony Johnston's beautiful book, VOICE FROM AFAR: POEMS OF PEACE, will soon be on its way to giveaway winner Linda B. Please send me snail mail address, Linda, and I will get your book in the mail to you.
Katie is hosting this week's Poetry Friday roundup over at The Logonauts. Head over there for poems, ideas, and community. We are a welcoming group....and we welcome you!
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