Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Catherine at Reading to the Core for Roundup.
Big news! After a long covid-induced delay, Charles Waters and I will be in-person, teaching a workshop at Highlights October 8-11, 2022 called Poetry for Kids: A World of Publishing Possibilities. We'll be talking about many things, including:
1) finding your voice in the wide world of children's poetry
2) revising poetry (one of my most favorite things to teach!)
3) performing poetry (for school visits, online outlets, and other events)
Please join us for fun, fellowship, learning, and inspiration! Click here to learn more.
Today's ArtSpeak! Animals poem is a love poem. I think love poems are my favorite comfort food! And...we saw a peacock in love recently when we visited Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, AR. (If you are in the area, please do not miss it! Acres of gorgeousness!)
As for the peacock in love, his name's George. The photo does NOT do him justice at all! (too shady)
But Walasse Ting's art does. :) Thank you so much for reading!
Peacock in Love
two eyes aren't enough
so with a gentle rustling
he pops open his parasol,
trains a hundred more eyes
on her and her alone
bright enough to eclipse