Friday, August 10, 2007
Poetry Friday -- Back to School
One of the books I reread almost every year in August to get myself jived up again for the new school year is Educating Esme by Esme Raji Codell.
Here is one of her poems from the book:
HOW TO TEACH LEARNING
Seal it in an envelope
Twist it under a bottle cap
"You are a winner!"
Tie it to the leg of a carrier pigeon
and let it soar
Hoard it greedily, with your back turned
Then share it with magnanimous grin
and glittering eyes
Make it a surprise
shining like a quarter
under a pillow
like the tow of summer's breath
through the willow
just between the tart skin and sweet flesh
of an apple
Make it forbidden
Make it delicious
let the children
Used with the blessing of Esme Raji Codell.
Used with apologies for Blogger's erasure of line indents. (Has anyone figured out how to get around this?)
Big A, little a has the roundup this week.