Greetings, Poetry Lovers! Missed you last Friday. We were winding up a week at the beach with our kids (& I was running around getting my shop ready for First Friday after 5 downtown.)
I had a lovely surprise in our mailbox when we got back - two contributor copies of HIGHLIGHTS HELLO with another of my poems inside! Perfectly themed for our personal life, too - the new issue is "A Wavy Hello" with all kinds of fun words and pictures about the ocean, for the very youngest little readers and listeners. Here's my contribution:
Wave after wave
Splashes to shore.
After each wave,
There's always one more.
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If you know or have a little one, a subscription to HIGHLIGHTS HELLO will surely become a highlight for him or her!
Speaking of this little gem of a magazine, one poet frequently featured in its pages is Heidi Bee Roemer. If you know Heidi, you know she's busy as a bee.... She and Poetry Friday Regular Kimberly Nuthatcher have just launched S.T.E.A.M. Powered Poetry with Free Videos for K-8. I've already told Morgan (poetry-friendly Third-Grade-Teacher-Daughter) about this new resource. Check out the Facebook Page (& if the photo in the top left corner looks familiar, it's one of my vintage text poetry-themed necklaces from artsyletters! It was a recent birthday gift to Heidi from another poetry friend, Linda Dryfhout, and their critique group. Thanks for the picture-love, ladies!)
Here's to waves of poetry for all ages, and wishes for sunshine in your corner. And speaking of third graders, enjoy some wonderful student poetry over at Laura Shovan's place, where she is kindly rounding us up this week.