Friday, June 19, 2009

POETRY FRIDAY: Sunflakes by Frank Asch

This has been the rainiest June that I can remember. I’m longing for a bit of sunshine. Thus, here is my choice for Poetry Friday this week. It’s a children’s poem by Frank Asch.

by Frank Asch

If sunlight fell like snowflakes,
gleaming yellow and so bright,
we could build a sunman,
we could have a sunball fight,
we could watch the sunflakes
drifting in the sky.

You can read the rest of the poem here.

At Wild Rose Reader, I have a review of Incredible Inventions, another great poetry anthology compiled by Lee Bennett Hopkins.

The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Carol’s Corner today.


jama said...

This one cheered me right up. We've had a lot of rain, too.

Mary Lee said...

I'm sending you a small square of bright blue Colorado sky -- that piece right over there above the still snowcapped mountains. I'll include a whiff of clean mountain air, spiced with pine and sagebrush.

Elaine Magliaro said...


It's really been a pretty miserable month--not quite your typical June in Massachusetts.

Mary Lee,

Thanks. Wish I could be there!

Marinela said...

Beautifully written!

Libby Koponen said...

This spring/summer feels like that to me, too-- I'm glad to know it's not just my imagination! And it's grey and rainy today and guess what's predicted for tomorrow? RAIN! ENOUGH ALREADY.

Anyway, thanks for the sunshine poem. I wish I could turn my whole apartment into a big bright yellow tent.

laurasalas said...

Fun! Love the sunmobile (though the idea of sunflakes makes me think of dandruff).

We're having a drought here in Minnesota, so I wish some of your rain could come this way.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Hey, All--

It's now Tuesday--and it's STILL RAINING!!! I don't think we've had seven days of sun yet this month.