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Poetry Friday: Flowers of the Ocean

When I was a kid, my family always spent a week camping in Rhode Island. We spent many days at the beach, but we also spent time at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown. 397 more words


Blog Gem Poem Gift

In the mail last week, I received a poem swap gift from Donna Smith. While I loved the poem that seemed to be written just for me, I didn’t fully appreciate it until I read… 485 more words

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Poetry Friday: Summer tanka

Sylvia Vardell is hosting Poetry Friday today at Poetry for Children, with a poem by her friend and publishing partner, Janet Wong, and news about a BRAND-NEW upcoming Poetry Friday anthology! 97 more words


Poetry Friday: By Water's Edge

Hello, Poetry Friday. This week’s links are at Sylvia Vardell’s blog, Poetry for Children. Sylvia’s also putting out a call for celebration-themed poems for the next installment of the Poetry Friday Anthology, and shares an example with a fun poem called “Hooray for Dogs” by Janet Wong. 192 more words

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Poetry Friday: Book Spine Haiku

Poetry Friday time! There are all kinds of wonderful links at Tabatha Yeatts’ blog, The Opposite of Indifference. Go visit and see.

Does anyone else love playing with book spine poetry?  58 more words

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Poetry Friday: Distracted and a Blog Break

Poetry Friday round up is hosted at The Opposite of Indifference.  Thanks, Tabatha.


I am
cleaning the refrigerator,
cleaning out photos,
watching the constant retelling of deadly… 165 more words

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Poetry Friday: The "Tumult in the Clouds" WB Yeats

Thunderstorms this summer have been exceptionally violent. High humidity has contributed to large clouds roiling with different shades of grey-black mixed with a sickly green. During one storm this week, I visualized the a line from W.B. 320 more words