A spring-inspired world surrounded me as I drove to the northern edge of Long Island for a professional development workshop yesterday. Signs of springtime were popping all over. Bushes were accentuated by vivid colors and multi-hued florals saluted the sky. The sun shone brightly and the world was gifted with a gorgeous day. Listening to music and feeling the breeze made me rejoice in spring and think about all the poetry gifts I received during the season.
To all those who brought sunshine to my mailbox or computer screen, I send thoughts of gratitude.
Special feelings of gratitude are being sent to:
-39 Poetry Friday poets who offered their poetry at the Poetry Friday Roundup I hosted
-Irene Latham for her beautiful Live Your Poem poetry card
-Jone MacCulloch who sent me an original photo with a poem poetry postcard
-Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong for co-hosting #WonderChat/#NYEDChat at the beginning of National Poetry Month plus an added bonus: an aromatic gift from Janet (Coffee from Brazil)
I created a blackout poem with the Bean Box sweet smelling label.
-At the end of National Poetry Month, some of my poet friends joined me at #NYEDChat for an exciting fast chat, Inspiring Children to #ThinkPoetry Beyond National Poetry Month. You can find the archived transcript here.
-Have you seen the 2019 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem with its playlist and an original song created by Donna Smith?
Now, I am ready to join the Poetry Friday Roundup at the wonderful Jama Rattigan's delicious blog, Jama's Alphabet Soup, An Eclectic Feast of Food, Fiction, Folderol and Chewy Culinary Verse. While you are there, please check out the following from Jama by clicking here.