Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Laura at Writing the World for Kids for Roundup.
I've been enjoying a lovely few days of school visits in Morgan County, Alabama -- where, yes, I have been able to share AGNES with young readers! I'll also be sharing tomorrow in Sandy Springs, Georgia, so lots of fun going on... including the following octopus poems this week:
"Octopus Enumerated" by Michelle Schaub (our 2nd Michelle of the month!)
"Octopus" by Harry Laing (later retitled "Shoctopus")
"Octopodessert" by Matt F. Esenwine (which I thought was about octopus as dessert, but is actually dessert FOR an octopus!)
You can find all the poems and links at the Happy Octopus Month padlet.
As we continue #OctopusMonth, I am delighted to share with you art and poem by the ever-talented Michelle Kogan (our 3rd Michelle of the month!):
by Michelle Kogan
Octopuses that’s us, that’s I,
amazingly we seem to fly.
Through deep waters way down below,
look at me now, I’m all-aglow!
Bioluminescence that’s me
sparkling like a moonlit sea.
Stauroteuthis Syrtensis’ my
name, twinkling light as I swim by.
An illuminate lighting rod.
Watch me glow five minutes or so
my “blue-green hue” makes quite a show!-------
I am kind of in love with that "illuminate lightning rod." All a-glow, indeed! Beautiful, isn't it?
Thanks so much for reading!