Hello and welcome to Poetry Friday! Roundup is HERE! Please leave your links below.
Before I get to my post, here's an event invitation for you!
And some good news from the ALA Youth Media Awards... D-39:A Robodog's Journey was named to the Sci-Fi Notables List, more officially, The Eleanor Cameron Notable Middle Grade Books List. Hooray for Klynt & D-39! So many thanks to the committee for this recognition. 💜
Sometimes we need to wait less, think less—and DO more.
Other times we need to hard-stop DOing and simply rest—BE.
Sorry, I have no answers for when to do which! But doesn't it help to know this is something we ALL struggle with?
Poems help, too. Here's a few patience poems for you.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Teach me your mood, O patient stars!
Who climb each night the ancient sky,
Leaving no space no shade, no scars,
No trace of age, no fear to die.
by Kay Boyle
Renato O. Jones, you maintain my beliefs
I found this poem in my (1996) copy of THE GIFT OF TONGUES, a beautiful anthology from Copper Canyon Press. More about Kay Boyle here.
it hums across
long, searing season
with a whisper-gentle song