Friday, March 30, 2007

With One White Wing

Elizabeth Spires' With One White Wing is an unusual poetry book -- each of the poems is a riddle.

Here's an example:
I weigh less than a feather
but you can't pick me up.
I can dance but I can't sing.
Without you, I am nothing.

With One White Wing by Elizabeth Spires is out of print,
but you can find it in your library or find used copies on A1 Books .

Do you know the answer to the poem-riddle above?
It's a shadow!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Pencil by Valerie Worth

by Valerie Worth

Plied over
Empty paper,
The shadowy

Tip of
This thin
Gold wand

Conjures up

picture by Natalie Babbitt

This poem is from Valerie Worth's Peacock and other poems. From this book, I also really liked the title poem, Umbrella, Milkweed, and Clouds. I'll have to read more by Ms. Worth.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Charles R. Smith

Have you ever read/heard Charles R. Smith, Jr.'s sports poems? I've had his "Allow Me to Introduce Myself" go through my head all day before!

If you go to his website and scroll down a bit, you can hear him perform it, and then it can go through your head all day, too...