Oh, with all the rain we've had, it is treefrog season! Each sojourn out the side porch might bring a wee green surprise tucked in beneath the porch rail or under the light. We have a small unofficial wetlands on the other side of our back fence, and the serenades are hearty at times.
I was delighted to learn that Joyce Sidman (Newbery Honor and Sibert Medal winning author, and everybody's favorite!) will have a treefrog book coming out from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2021. It's called Dear Treefrog and will be illustrated by Diana Sudyka. Click here and scroll down for the PW announcement.
Perhaps Joyce would enjoy my haiku in the current issue of bottle rockets:
rounds of rain
rounds of treefrogs
©Robyn Hood Black. bottle rockets, 21.1, #41. All rights reserved. (click here for more on bottle rockets press, Stanford Forrester, editor.)
I also couldn't help myself and bought up some discontinued Vintaj charms, with a 'teensie' frog and reeds, and have just started making some "haiku" earrings with a nod to the most famous haiku poem around, Basho's "old pond...." (Click here for a discussion of that poem on the Aha Poetry site of the late Jane Reichhold.) The text for these earrings is typed on my old dusty, trusty Underwood. (Click here for the listing. I'm making more, some with variations.)
Now, if actual TREES are more your thing than treefrogs, or you love everything nature-related, hop on over to Christie's Wondering and Wandering for a tree-themed Poetry Friday!
**Special Note: Next week, our wonderful Amy at The Poem Farm will gather up links to original poem posts honoring Lee Bennett Hopkins. To participate, click here for the details at the top of Amy's post last week. You can see my post from last week for a link to last year's surprise online birthday party we hosted for Lee, with links to all kinds of celebratory posts which help us appreciate and remember.**