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Before we get to the links, in celebration of Friday the 13th, I give you...
13 Thoughts About 13
THE WONDERLING by Mira Bartok. Before the main character (a one-eared stuttering fox-like creature) is named “Arthur” by his friend Trinket, he is called “Number 13.” Why? I don't know yet! But I am certain the book will reveal this. Also, a movie based on the book is in the works! As I'm reading, I'm feeling a similar enchantment as I did when I read the first HARRY POTTER. Check it out!
2. My labor at the end of my third pregnancy was induced (because our 2nd son was a 10 pounder!), so we expected our youngest son to arrive on the 12th. BUT... he took his time, and didn't come until the 13th. (NOT a Friday, but still!)
3. Here's a poem "Thirteen Reasons Why Not" I wrote for Tabatha for Summer Poem Swap, after the novel Thirteen Reasons Why.
ETA: More 13 poem links:
Heidi's "13 Ways of Looking at a Rollercoaster"
Tabatha's "13 Ways of Looking at Emma" (a cat!)
4. Did you know some people have a fear of the number 13? So many that there's actually a word for it: Triskaidekaphobia
5. 13 is a prime number, divisible only by 1 and itself. (I rather like simplicity of prime numbers. Aren't they... clean?)
6. "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens.
7. Banished from ships and skyscrapers, I suspect 13 dreams of oceans and elevators.
8. 13 not-so-sweet syllables for autumn:
as maple sheds
her crimson robe
- Irene Latham
9. There's still time to nominate 13 (or more!) titles for CYBILS Poetry... check out the list and add a book for the committee to consider! (see how I snuck that in there? ha!)
10. Write a rondel -- it has 13 lines!
11. A baker's dozen = 13.
12. Apollo 13.
13. The most wonderful thing about this Friday the 13th? All your links! Please leave them below. Wishing everyone a lovely day!
p.s. If you missed it: Here's a post from earlier this week on writing dialogue poems!
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