Friday, December 9, 2011

December Pick for the Older Sibling: Gift Tag, Poetry Friday

Did you see the holiday e-poetry collection, Gift Tag? It was compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. I'm so happy to be in this work with other poets who write for children. Each entry was motivated by an image. You might click and purchase the book for yourself and gift it to others for just $2.99. It's spot on for little ones and older readers. Gift Tag is full of holiday memories, thoughts, and wishes you'll want to read again and again. You will love it! As a teaser, here's my entry. Happy Poetry Friday!

Tucked Between Branches
A green puff swirls
Like angel hair
Golden eyes wink
Beside warm white lights
A round belly bulges
Like a plump ornament
My Christmas tree troll
Curls a smile
And reaches out to me

Lorie Ann Grover, 2011

Gift Tag
compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong


Sylvia Vardell said...

Lorie Ann, thanks so much for your fun and playful poem and all your support of our holiday poetry project. I agree-- this is definitely a collection of short, vivid poems that older siblings (or parents/grandparents) will enjoy reading aloud to the tots. What a great conversation starter for sharing holiday impressions, emotions, and memories!

Joan Holub said...

Congrats to all the authors in this anthology. Especially to our own readertotz blogger, Lorie Ann!