It seems the beach continues to offer me new friends to chat with. This morning it was a crab, who made me jump when s/he moved just as I drew near. I was glad though, that s/he stopped so I could take her photo and wish her a good morning before she scuttled away.
So, of course, there’s a poem, because it’s Poetry Friday:
Now I’m off to think about the crab’s reply might be.
Have a great St Patrick’s Day, and don’t forget to check out the Poetry Friday round-up, which today is hosted by Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge.
Last Friday I shared this poem, written to the stingray I met on my morning walk:
I had some comments wondering what the ray might say back to me, so, of course, I had to sit down and figure out what it is Ray might say to me. And here it is:
Have a great Friday. Today’s Poetry Friday roundup is hosted by Michelle at Today’s Little Ditty. Head over there to see what other poetry goodness is on offer – and to read Michelle’s amazing account of the work of Lily Yeh.
Last Friday, I posted about walking the dolphins. This week, I had planned to post on a completely different topic. But, this morning as i walked along the beach, I had an encounter with a different marine animal – a stingray, that swam into the shallows very close to me feet and which I then followed along for a while, chatting away to it about the beautiful day. So, of course, by the time I’d finished my walk, there was a poem in my head.
And, if you’d like to see more of Mr Ray, here’s a little video I took.
This morning my usual walk with the dolphins was made extra special because I also walked with a stingray. Of course, by the time I got back to the car I had a poem in my head. Walking is so good for creativity.
Posted by Sally Murphy on Thursday, March 2, 2017
Another update on my reading for the year. February was a busy busy month – my first speaking engagements for the year, working on a PhD, which is getting closer to completion, and some academic work, as well as my first ever big swim and more. So I finished less books this month, though I probably read more journal articles and individual poems. Anyway, here’s the ten I’m counting for the month. As in January, where I have reviewed them, I have linked to the review. Where I haven’t, I’ve linked them to where they an be found online.
Small Things, by Mel Tregonning
Crusts, by Danny Parker & Matt Ottley
Radio Rescue, by Jane Jolly & Robert Ingpen
What Do they Do With All The Poo, by Anh Do & Laura Wood
Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson, edited by Susan Snively, illustrated by Christine Davenier
Goldenhand, by Garth Nix
Before You Forget, by Julia Lawrinson
Sapphire Falls, by Fiona McDonald
On the Blue Train, by Kristel Thornell
The Pleasure of the Text, by Roland Barthes (translated by Richard Miller)
How Writing Works, by Roslyn Petelin