I am at the All Write Conference in Warsaw, IN totally overwhelmed with amazing and inspirational ideas about literacy. I started my morning listening to Ralph Fletcher. His topic was about mentor texts. He asked us to write a poem lifting the first and last line from his poem that he shared. Thanks Mary Lee at A Year of Reading for our conversations the past few days and your encouragement with poetry.
GOOD OLD DAYS
Sometimes I remember the good old days
sitting on the bleachers watching the game.
Listening to the blue say strike two
watching with anticipation that strike three would be next.
Bases loaded sixth inning two outs
the pitch comes in crack of the bat.
I stare at right field as the ball is caught
he comes off the mound with a smile on his face.
I still can't imagine anything better than that.
Amy at The Poetry Farm has the Poetry Friday roundup this week.