Poetry Friday is hosted by JoAnn at Teaching Authors
Thursday is usually poetry day in my sixth grade classroom (here’s a post about what that looks like), but the PARCC test got in the way of our usual routine this week. Thursday without poetry just did not feel right, and I was feeling the absence of our usual unpacking of and delight in poetry when I arrived home.
Waiting for me in my mailbox was this lovely book, a thoughtful gift from my friend Kimberley:
Somehow, she must have intuited my need for nourishing words on this cloudy, poetry-less day, and somehow luck delivered it at exactly the right moment.
I made myself a cup of green tea, found the right spot on my favorite reading chair, and immersed myself in poetry. First, I came upon an old favorite:
and then I discovered a new favorite:
Finally, Thursday felt like Thursday again