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

Thank you, Jama!


(And check out my group blog,
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 5


by April Halprin Wayland

The thing I like about summer
is when it’s still hot
and we are still playing Marco Polo in the apartment pool
and there is still daylight left when Daddy comes home

The thing I like about Daddy
is when he towels us off
and we change fast
and he jingles his pockets as we walk to the Ice Cream Shop

The thing I like about root beer
is when I touch my hot cheek to the cold glass
hear the bubbles rustle
get a whiff of

creamy vanilla pillows floating in a root beer pool…
and the straw
is almost
to my lips

published in Cricket Magazine June 2000

from MorgueFile.com

from MorgueFile.com

poem © 2015 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

One Response to “FLOAT”

  1. bev morse says:

    i love this, april – and i remember, too… thank you -

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