Happy June, poem-lovers
Welcome dragonflies, hello beach...campfires and late nights....summer thunderstorms and steamy streets.
Buffy Silverman kicks-off Poetry Friday Summer Edition. She's graciously hosting Poetry Friday. Click on her gorgeous dragonfly photo below to visit and congratulate her on a recent poem acceptance for Cricket Magazine.
|photo by Buffy Silverman (c) from her facebook page May 22 at 10:19pm|
A couple of weeks ago a writing activity from Evolving English Teacher caught my interest. In essence, students
- Matched a fine art painting to a poem and shared
- Responded to the pairing with an original poem
I want to do that I thought. Then, soon after I saw this neat resource in my twitter feed:
The resource links in the above article are plentiful and I've happily gone off in search of poets and poems in them.
One link led me to John Masefield (1878-1967) poet of Sea Fever. He had a birthday on June 1st and an interesting life described by John Flood at the link above. I begin with his poem,