Friday, October 03, 2008

Poetry Friday -- This is Just to Say

This is Just to Say

I have interviewed
a plum
of an

and you
would probably
to get to know her better

Forgive me
for this lame poem
she is so Sweet
and deserves better

Here is my interview with Melissa Sweet, illustrator of A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant. This is the book I nominate for the Caldecott Award.

The round up today is at Two Writing Teachers.


  1. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Love this clever poem. And Melissa Sweet rocks!

  2. Anonymous9:24 AM

    Must get the book and I love the poem to intorduce the interview and the book.

  3. Sweet, clever poem. I just loved your interview too.

  4. :) And the plums are gorgeous, too!

  5. :]

    i <3 the WCW tribute. he's the best.

  6. Mary Lee,

    I like your poem. I love Melissa Sweet's picture book art. I heard her speak several years ago at a children's literature conference in Maine. I even bought an original watercolor she did in an online auction (a fundraiser for the Humane Society) a couple of years ago. Sweet did the illustration for Conde Nast for a travel piece on Wales. It's a lovely little painting.


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