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Poetry Friday: More Student Work

Poetry Friday is hosted by Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect.  I love that she’s gone old school with the links.

A few weeks ago I featured… 77 more words

Just an ordinary walk

In the last few weeks my walking partner, dear hubby, has been finding it more and more painful to walk. Then the doctor told him, no more long walks until you’re better. 403 more words


[book review] No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood by Calvin Trillin and Roz Chast

Do you have a bossy older sibling? Wish you could eat ice cream for breakfast instead of oatmeal? Why ride the bus to school when a helicopter would be so much better? 1,230 more words

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Poetry Friday: For My Son, Reading Harry Potter by Michael Blumenthal

Poetry Friday is hosted by  the Poetry Friday Roundup  is hosted by  Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect.

Our classroom library is a busy place, a messy place.   308 more words

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Mothers Near

Mother Near

I feel my mother near
in a garden,
leaves trembling,
like my heart,
as a butterfly lights
on a concrete goddess. 205 more words


Epigram How-To

This week’s Poetry Friday post is about another short-form poem to build your writing muscles on – the epigram. I’m linking direct to the new page I’ve created, under the Whisker of Poetry tab, so that it’s easy for people to click back and find at a later date. 45 more words