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Of course you know it’s Poetry Month
but do you know that
the wonderful and
mouth-wateringly
delicious Jama Rattigan
has herded poet bloggers
in the Kidlitosphere onto
her site  this month?

Thank you, Jama!

 

(And check out my group blog,
TeachingAuthors.com!
Every Friday when we talk
poetry, poetry, poetry!)

 

I write a poem each day; during Poetry Month 2015 I’m sharing *PPPs 
Welcome to Poetry Month 2015!

Eli and I will be feeding you one PPP per day for Poetry Month this year.  What is a PPP, you ask?  A *Previously Published Poem.  I have so many poems in so many anthologies, books and magazines, Eli thought I should snap a leash on one each day this month and give it a walk around the block.  So that’s what we’re doing this year.  Enjoy!

(once you click on the title of the poem to the right,
the post shows up below ↓ )

Eli thinking deep, poetic thoughts…

April 19

I LIKE THAT NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY


I LIKE THAT NIGHT FOLLOWS DAY (see video below)
by April Halprin Wayland

What if there was never night
if it was always light…and light?

No dark, no yawn, no closing eyes.
No moon or stars in any skies.

No quiet that the nighttime brings.
I’m sort of scared to think those things.

A sky that’s dark as my dog’s nose
it’s just the way things ought to go.

from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Science—Poems for the School Year Integrating Science, Reading, and Language Arts, compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong (Pomelo Books, 2014)

Eli's nose knows...

Eli’s nose knows…

poem © 2015 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

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