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Poem in Your Pocket Day

Big and blue s

Moon and stars, big and blue the sky–
sleep coming, sleep is coming soon–
wings drift close, shadowing the light.
I wish for wings so I could fly–
touch the stars, touch the shining moon–
map the sky by scattering dreams,
catching the stars to say good night,
sky covered with magic moon beams.

The elementary school my daughters attended celebrated National Poetry Month in a big way.  The children read and wrote a lot of verse, and Poem in Your Pocket Day was always fun, as they would pull out favorites to read to their classmates.  Last year in April I posted a few of the bookmarks the school made one year with poems and artwork from the students.  Both poem and artwork above were inspired by the bookmark below.

midnight bookmark

I love the images both Kenisha and Keanu used to represent the dreamworld of the night.  Both would be in their early 20s now; I hope they are still writing and drawing their worlds.  And producing poems from their pockets!

hand and moon s

My poem is in the form of a san san, the challenge by Jane Dougherty this week.  NaPoWriMo used this form for a prompt too, and I’ve wanted to try it, so thanks Jane for the push!

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phoenix bookmark

Another poetry bookmark from my daughter’s school poetry celebration, appropriate for Draw a Bird Day.

Baby in a Boat


baby in a boat bookmark

For National Poetry Month, every once in awhile I’m going to post more poetry bookmarks (and maybe poetry) from the Poetry Month celebrations at my daughter’s elementary school.  This one sings to me like an old folk tune.

You can see the first one here:

Thank you Chang Liu

I am glad Kerfe saves everything and posted the poetry month bookmark from her daughter’s school. At first I thought Chang Liu was a poet of some Chinese dynasty: such eloquence! Then I realized he or she was a third grader at the school.  I liked the poem so much I did a little version in a way I thought a third grader would do. There is a little sun coming out right now (7:30 AM) and it looks like a nice day. 

Recipe for Spring


recipe for spring

My daughter’s elementary school always celebrated National Poetry Month in a big way.  I came across this bookmark yesterday and thought it an appropriate sentiment for those of us looking forward to April for many reasons (including the poetry, of course!).