I’m sorry that I’ve been AWOL (Absent Without Literature) so many Poetry Fridays this summer. And I’m a little late in posting today because I had an acupuncture appointment this morning. I've had an extremely busy summer. Anyway…I thought that the following poem by Ron Koertge would be a most appropriate one to post today—just as children are heading back to school.
by Ron Koertge
Until then, every forest
had wolves in it, we thought
it would be fun to wear snowshoes
all the time, and we could talk to water.
You can read the rest of the poem here.
Over at Wild Rose Reader, I have a review of J. Patrick Lewis’s new poetry collection, Countdown to Summer: A Poem for Each Day of the School Year. It’s a great book to have on hand in an elementary or middle grade classroom.
At Political Verses, I have a poem that I wrote for Tricia’s Poetry Stretch this week: A Going Back to Parocial School Poem--Circa 1956—which I also posted at Wild Rose Reader this week.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Book Aunt this week.