Without plunging, a waterfall is only a river
Praise the falling, the wailing, the water on end
Without sinking, a sunset is a background of orange
Praise the creeping and deepness and sleeping night brings
Without freezing, summer stays long past its day
Praise the sharpness of ice, the clean slate before spring
Without ending, the story is ever unfinished
Praise the held breath, the fear, the delight of The End
Without dying, life is a circular road
Praise the one-way signs so we all find our way
© 2017 Laura Purdie Salas. All rights reserved.
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Click HERE to read this month's interview with Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books, divisions of Lerner Publishing Group. Her challenge this month is to write a poem that finds beauty in something that is not usually considered beautiful.
Post your poems on our November 2017 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, November 24th. One lucky participant will win a copy of The Sun Played Hide-and-Seek: A Personification Story by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Carol Crimmins, and published by Millbrook Press earlier this year.