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It's no crime to be a poet.

When I was in third grade, I fell in love.

I have two match-makers to blame: Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein.

They introduced us in the library before school. 850 more words


Salvation by Imagination

If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire, 18 more words


Teaching Poetry in Your Homeschool

All you have to do is look at my homepage–at the lovely poem by Hafiz that stands front and center–to know that I love poetry.  It is among my favorite forms of expression.  924 more words

Lighting Up Literature

Motivational Monday: Possibility

Hi everyone,

This week’s Motivational Monday theme is “look at the possibilities”.

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child.
Listen to the don’ts.
Listen to the shouldn’ts, 45 more words


Season Four, Episode Five: Sweet Bug

“…and she loved a little boy very, very much–even more than she loved herself.”

-From The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

(Photo courtesy of Brittany Gidley Photography, Cleveland, OH

Copyrighted by Brittany Gidley Photography, 2015)


There is a voice inside of you

that whispers all day long;

“I feel that this is right for me,

I know that this is wrong.”

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