Friday, July 20, 2018

Summer Summer Summer! Poetry

Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit the ever-kind and inspiring Heidi at my juicy little universe for Roundup.

I am away from my desk but wanted to pop in with a fun summer something from earlier this week:

little sis and Paul
I was honored and delighted when librarian-friend Paige Bentley-Flannery in Sisters, Oregon asked me to send along a poem for her summer library group to enjoy...  and enjoy they did!

You can read the poem -- which I wrote after my little sister experienced some fear of swimming in the lake... and for Rebecca Herzog, as part of Summer Poem Swap, because Becky likes horror/creepy lit, and this was the best I could do. :) --

and see pics of the activities and art and poetry the kids and Paige created at the ALSC blog.

AND... I will leave you with a lake pic from our son's visit earlier this week:

Eric's sunset swim
Just looking at that pic fills me with peace. Thanks so much for reading!


  1. What a gorgeous sunset. I agree. This picture is so peaceful. It looks like your lake is a wonderful place to be. Now, I'm off to read your poem! xo

  2. How are we supposed to imagine floating peacefully in that lake after reading your horror poem?!?! :-)

  3. Love your poem swap for Rebecca, Irene, especially the
    "Not a snaketurtlepirhanasharkALLIGATOR"

    What a wonderfully scary critter! I enjoyed seeing what Paige Bentley-Flannery did with her budding poets and your poem!
    And, thanks for all these fun lake pics too.

  4. I love your spooky poem, but now you've gone and ruined it with this peaceful image, lol. How can I believe in all those baddies in a lake like that?

  5. You've captured so many facets of lakes with your poem and photos. No offense, but I'm going to focus on the serene drifting sunset lake photo rather than your creepy what's-in-the-water-below-me lake poem as I head to a lake this week!

  6. summerlake simmerlake summerscare! I'm with Molly--the wide slow sunset drift please!

  7. What Mary Lee said...gorgeous picture!

  8. Having spent many summers at a lake in Maine NOT swimming, I can relate to your sister's fear. I think Eric has the right idea! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Sweeeeeeeet....little sisters, summer, poetry swapping. Sigh. I think this has been a lovely little visit.

  10. The creepiest lakes have seaweed growing up, tickling, tickling, twining...


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