Surprise! It's a blog swap!
My daughter Miranda and I have flown over to a penny and her jots for her "a Great Nephew and a Great Aunt" series today. We hope you'll visit us there. Here, I'm featuring Penny's fabulous free verse poem for Nikki Grimes' wordplay challenge.
Shadow is a long word
stretching out behind the old shed,
keeping me a secret until
“Olly, Olly Oxen Free!”
Shadow is a friendly word
sticking to my feet,
meeting my fingers as we tag base.
Shadow is a sneaky word
tugging me back
to a stretched-out, secret place
where we both disappear.
© 2015 Penny Parker Klostermann. All rights reserved.
Be sure to check out the other free verse poems featured this week by Elizabeth Steinglass, Lana Wayne Koehler, Maria Marshall, and Diane Mayr.
If you would like to participate in this month's ditty challenge, click HERE for all the details. Send your poem to TodaysLittleDitty (at) gmail (dot) com, or use the contact form in the sidebar to the right. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, May 29th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of Nikki's brand new picture book: