Poetry Friday: National Poetry Month Warm-Up

T.S. Eliot may think that “April is the cruelest month,” but I’m over March and looking forward to National Poetry Month. I’ve been planning a project that I’m excited about, but am not ready to share the details today. While I was tidying up my classroom this afternoon it occurred to me that some book spine poetry would be a good way to warm up for next month. Here are a few short poems, courtesy of some of my favorite authors.

Ask me
how to heal a broken wing:
love
I wonder
how to read a book.
Follow the recipe
after dark.
You nest here with me,
this place I know.
The wisdom of trees
sweep up the sun
green on green
If you come to Earth,
hike
a world of wonders.
Footprints on the roof.

Looking forward to seeing you all next week for the beginning of National Poetry Month. In the meantime, be sure to visit Susan Bruck at Soul Blossom Living for the Poetry Friday Roundup.

15 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: National Poetry Month Warm-Up

  1. These are so wonderful. Book spine poetry is not as easy as it may seem. I love your beautiful set-up for the photos, a lovely nest to crawl into and read.

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  2. I’m just smiling at how great your library is! I enjoyed your poems and look forward to the unveiling of your project. I am thinking of being a little more focused in my NPM writing as well. Hmmm….

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  3. I love your small additions to the book spines, too, Catherine. You’ve made me want to pull out books to write! Each one means spring to me! I’ll look forward to your secret April goal revealed!

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  4. This is some of the best book spine poetry I’ve seen! Great job! My favorite is the first, I think. Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  5. Aw, these are wonderful, Catherine! I especially love the sweet simplicity of your first one. I’m looking forward to hearing more about your NPM poetry project!

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