This week’s Poetry Friday post is a snippet from my current WIP, another verse novel for early readers – this one about friendships. On the surface it sounds sweet and light, but as with friendship it’s a balance of the good and bad.
I’m sharing this particular snippet because it flows on from last week’s Light sci-ku for Science Week, but more importantly, fits this week’s Book Week theme; Books Light Up Our World. (You think they planned that connection?)
The Word document actually has a lovely little light bulb outline sitting alongside that poem, because yes, I really did need a pic to ensure I shaped it right. You have no idea how tricky it was to keep that rounded shape – and the taper at the end – and maintain voice, and convey meaning, and break lines in a meaningful place! After a day’s dithering, it then fell into place so easily that I wonder what took so long.
I’m also sharing a link to a beautiful feature Dimity Powell posted on the BoomerangBlog this week, on my earlier verse novels, Bully on the Bus (2014), and, On Track (2015). You’ll find Dimity’s reviews at the top – and an interview with me at the bottom. I so appreciate the many wonderful things she had to say.
Unfortunately, I consumed my month’s megs in 25 days (consequence of blogging & boys?) so I’ll be slow to skip around and check out the other Poetry Friday posts, but you can do so at Poetry for Children.