Friday, July 31, 2009

Poetry Friday

My Tribute to Summer Days
by Stella Villalba

Summer Days

Please don't come to an end
You feel so good in my hands
Love to have you by myside
Love to know you mean late nights

Summer Days

I enjoy you, oh! so much
waking up any time I want
feeling lazy, feeling energized
Love to know I got so much done!

Summer Days

You help me get caught up
in so much summer reading fun
you were to witness of all those nights
Love to know I grew so much

Summer Days

It's Ok, I should let you go
and feel grateful I had you at all
You make new memories for me
and unforgettable moments that will stay


Here is my book finding for this week and I couldn't be more excited! Countdown to Summer: A Poem for Every Day of the School Year by J. Patrick Lewis is a wonderful new addition to my personal library. You're reading the title of the book and you are probably thinking Countdown to Summer? But we're almost finishing summer! This book is the perfect book to start the school year. Imagine having at your fingertips a poem for each day of the school year? Yes, I think what J. Patrick Lewis did is very creative as well! The first poem in the book is numbered 180 and so the countdown begins. Ethan Long created the illustrations that paired each poem perfectly. You will find in this book limericks, haikus, riddles and shape poems! Some of my favorite poems include poem # 130 American Autumn, # 98 A Monthly Calendar, and of course # 1 School's Out! I believe this p0etry book is a great companion for students in grades 3 and up.

Would you like to know where to go next? Head to Poetry for Children where Sylvia Vardell is compiling all the round ups for this week!


jama said...

Lovely poem, I agree with the sentiment. Thanks for sharing :)!

Mary Lee said...

You're right! Perfect timing with the J. Patrick Lewis book! Great minds think alike (and know a great book when they see it!)

Love your summer poem! Taming my sleep patterns will be the hardest part of getting back to scheduled life. Sigh...

Saii said...

i LOVE it!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks for joining our Poetry Friday gathering this week-- and for sharing those bittersweet summer thoughts. I also completely agree about J. Pat Lewis's new gem. A must-get.

J. Patrick said...

Many thanks, Stella, for mentioning COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER on your blog. My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, my publisher ... Well, all of us are mightily grateful.
Cheers, Pat