Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Buffy Silverman for Roundup.
I can't believe we are on the verge of Summer...O Spring, where did you go?
Highlights form the past week:1) an in-person book signing for D-39!
Kids came for a special, intimate ticketed event for the first hour (and invented their own robodogs!), and then the second hour was open to the public. Imagine my delight when dear friends (Ann Marie! Paige! Kai! Katie Jane!), new friends (Olive! Walter!), and Cappuccino (a dog!) showed up! I'm so grateful to Little Professor Books for hosting this event. Independent bookstores are THE BEST!
|Check out Macie's D-88 robodog. :)|
2) an in-person teaching students how to write nonets at a Literacy Camp in Auburn, Alabama. Thank you, Betty, for inviting me!
3) participating in a zoom panel for a keynote session as part of ASLA conference, along with Randi Pink and Anna Birch.
4) presenting in-person PD with Alabama history teachers. I also got to share with them about the forthcoming (with Charles Waters) AFRICAN TOWN. :)
And tonight I'll be watching some of my favorite kids perform in a play. Life is good!
As for my ArtSpeak: FOUR SEASONS poem, turns out it's my last Spring poem. Wow! I'll be searching out some Summer art between now and next Poetry Friday. Thank you so much for reading!
Horses Plowing in Spring
in the furrows—
Rain: come often,
but don't stay too
long. . .
Farmer: thank you
for giving us work.
Sun: shine on!
- Irene Latham