Hello Poetry Friends,
I'm at the kitchen table watching my college kids play cribbage and talk about classes and grades and future plans. I am a happy mama.
This week's writing prompt from This Photo Wants to be a Poem is adorable!
I drafted a quick poem in response this morning.
And, then...THEN I thought, I'd google "Ox" and "Dance." Who did I discover posing over at a coffee company but Hamish -- in coat and tails no less!
Wingenroth, Lauren. “These Retired Ballroom Dancers Started a Dance-Themed Coffee Company.” Dance Magazine, Dancemedia, 9 Dec. 2021, https://www.dancemagazine.com/dancing-ox-coffee-ballroom-dancers/?rebelltitem=8.
We both had a good laugh. I printed out the article about how a pair of professional dancers started a dance-themed coffee company to see if I could find any poetry in it. Of course, I did! It's a fun little tanka the ballerinas above would approve of to be found over on Hamish's padlet.
Before you go, make sure to check out this article featuring our Janet Wong at Children's Poetry Summit. It's fantastic!
Published by Poetry Summit View all posts by Poetry Summit, et al. “Janet Wong: The Children's Poetry Scene in America: A RECAP OF #NCTE21.” Children's Poetry Summit, Word Press, 16 Dec. 2021, https://childrenspoetrysummit.com/2021/12/16/janet-wong-the-childrens-poetry-scene-in-america-a-recap-of-ncte21%ef%bf%bc/.
Thank you, Jone, for hosting this week's poetry round-up! While you're visiting, be sure to sign up for the New Year's postcard exchange. It's lots of fun!