Poetry Friday – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Linda’s blog, TeacherDance, to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness.
Happy Poetry Friday, everyone! Tomorrow is one of my favorite holidays–St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe it’s because St. Patrick’s Day is close to my birthday, or maybe it’s because I make mounds of fried cabbage (no one else likes it but me!). But really I think it’s because I like to make little green foot prints around the toilet bowl and dye the water green. I always get a kick out of my daughter being indignant that a leprechaun used our bathroom.
To celebrate, I am sharing another Shel Silverstein poem, The Search. I just finished reading Where the Sidewalk Ends to the kids and I love how fun reading his poetry aloud can be.
(c) Shel Silverstein
Orginally published in Where the Sidewalk Ends

I also have a bit of good news! Two of my poems that I wrote back in October for my Poetry Inktober challenge are being published by Spaceports and Spidersilk magazine later this year. I am especially excited because this will by my first time being published. So hooray for that!

Also, Donna over at Mainely Write piqued my interest in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge that starts in a few week. I am really excited to do my theme reveal this coming Monday, so be sure to come back and see what I have planned.

11 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Many congratulations for your coming publications, Rebecca. That's a wonderful birthday gift, isn't it? I love hearing about your joke with the kids and that tricky leprechaun, a new one for me! And Shel Silverstein is always fun. Thanks for the poem to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Enjoy your day & your birthday, too!


  2. Poems published- that's a huge deal! Wow, wow, wow!Congratulations on your big news! I used to use this Shel Silverstein poem when I taught first and second grade, but had kind of forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder! I need to dig out that book- kids always loved it!


  3. What a great poem for St. Patty's Day. I love that idea of finding. And, many congrats to you on publication! That is awesome and well deserved. Now you can give tips to the rest of us on how to do it.


  4. Congratulations on your poems being published! That is so exciting. And thanks for sharing the Shel Silverstein poem. It is such fun!


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