Friday, May 13, 2011

Poetry Friday: Hurray for J. Patrick Lewis!!!

from HAPPINESS by Raymond Carver

Happiness. It comes on
unexpectedly. And goes beyond, really,
any early morning talk about it.

We're THRILLED that our very own J. Patrick Lewis has been selected as the third U.S. Children's Poet Laureate!! What an unexpected happiness! Here are some fireworks just for Pat!

Jama has the Poetry Friday roundup at alphabet soup. Go check out the STEAMIN' poem she's got today! ...And of course, stick around to check out all of the poetic offerings of the week!!


  1. I like the way Liz said it too: a righteous comfort! Carver's poem is perhaps a little too understated for this particular thrilling news, but I appreciated anyway the quiet, dim conversational nature of his happiness.

    Speaking of, do you know this clever, bubbling song by Tom Chapin and John Forster?

  2. It's great news indeed that the Poetry Foundation named Pat Lewis our new Children's Poet Laureate! He is certainly most deserving of this honor.

  3. The video is perfect - hooray, indeed!


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