Greetings, Poetry Lovers!
It is downright warm this week in the Lowcountry. Our little house is on the corner of the road from the historic downtown district to the Spanish Moss Trail, a rails-to-trails-type paved fitness path that goes on for miles. This time of year, our sidewalk plays host to extra walkers, runners, bike-riders and of course lots of strollers and dogs in tow. (Sometimes even a cat in tow.) All on their way to the trail! I love seeing folks out enjoying the weather and being active.
I'm sure you've consulted your copy of THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY® FOR CELEBRATIONS from Pomelo Books and discovered that May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month!
And you no doubt found Merry Bradshaw's wonderful poem, "Let's Go" –
Jump Back …
Enjoy the rest of the poem with Pomelo Books on Pinterest .
May is also National Bike Month, and opposite "Let's Go" in the book, you'll find Michael Salinger's "Bicycle Dreams."
Speaking of bicycles, hop over to THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY® FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL and catch Irene Latham's poem:
BIKING ALONG WHITE RIM ROAD
as wheels bump
fly past parched
We keep pace,
chase schooling clouds.
©Irene Latham. All rights reserved. Used with permission. (Thanks, Irene!)
Also check out Irene's "The World According to Climbers" in the same volume!
If basketball is your thing, you'll enjoy Avis Harley's acrostic poem, "Future Hoopsters,"
also in the book. Click here to read it on Sylvia Vardell's Poetry for Children blog.
For an Avis Harley acrostic poem for the younger set, this one about baseball, look up "Last Try" in THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY® K-5 Edition. While you're there, go ahead and hop around like a kangaroo with Allan Wolf! You can find this jumpy poem featured on Kenn Nesbitt's PoetryMinute website, too!
These are just a few poems from Pomelo Books anthologies to get you in shape this month.
As for me, I do a bit of gentle yoga and a good bit of walking, but still …. I was rearranging cool-weather clothes for warm-weather clothes in my closet this week, and this poem arrived in my head.
WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE WORKS OUT
My waistline waltzed right out the door…
"Wait!" I yelled. "Whadja do that for?!"
It disappeared without a sound
except these words – "I'll see you 'round!"
©Robyn Hood Black. All rights reserved.
(PS – My older brother does triathlons. Sigh. )
Jump, bike, or otherwise propel yourself on over to Jama's Alphabet Soup, where you'll find this week's Roundup and all kinds of wonderful goodies to work off!