Happy Poetry Friday!
This week for Poetry Friday many of us have written poems for our Dear Poet Pied Piper Lee Bennett Hopkins, who we just lost. We have borrowed lines from his poems and then created a new poem using this line. My poem is for Lee.
for Lee Bennett Hopkins
Worlds of paper disappear…
Worlds of images become clear.
Sagas scribbled across lines
jump to life leaving clues and signs.
Imagination reins this realm,
plot your course steady the helm.
Sail on wherever winds wind,
through tales kindled for kinder-kind…
© 2019 Michelle Kogan
I borrowed this line from Lee Bennett Hopkins poem Storyteller from his book Jumping Off Library Shelves: “Worlds of paper disappear.”
And more flowers for Lee, for I think he loved flowers and purple…
I will think of you often
when I think of purple,
when I think of flowers,
and when I think of stardust alighting on our thoughts…
Thank you for lighting lights for me and so many others.
Book Bundles of Love, xo,
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at her blog The Poem Farm, is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup. And you’ll find the celebration of Lee Bennet Hopkins life continues there. Thanks for hosting Amy and for organizing this special Poetry Friday for Lee. And thanks Jone MacCulloch for suggesting the celebration!
Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.