Poetry Friday!


Recycled Rocket

A pasta box,
a yogurt cup,
a bit of help
to tape them up,

a twisty tie,
a plastic spoon–
a rocket racing
to the moon!


Welcome, welcome one and all to today’s Poetry Friday celebration! It’s great to see you. I’m looking forward to savoring what everyone’s brought to share.

It’s now officially February, my least favorite month of the year. Winter is old and boring now. I want spring! We need something to do to pass the dark, cold hours until the crocuses bloom. It seems that every year around this time, we adopt some kind of art project. Last year we made a enough rainbow loom bracelets to cover our arms up to our shoulders. The year before that we made hundreds of pipe cleaner people and then houses and towns for our pipe cleaner people to live in. What project will we take up this year? Building with recycled materials is always fun. How are you whiling away the winter hours? Other than writing poetry, of course!

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25 replies
  1. Ricky Albores
    Ricky Albores says:

    How about recycling my favorite Earth Day poem by you?

    Things to do if you’re the Earth

    Swoop in circles
    around the sun.
    Go on and on,
    and on,
    and on.
    Wear layers.
    Carry water.
    Don’t laugh when we run.
    Don’t cry when we dig.
    Give us a home.
    Keep our history
    under your skin.
    Shiver and explode.
    Remind us
    you exist.
    When you are sick
    and feverish,
    forgive us.
    Hold us

  2. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes
    Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says:

    Even though my kids are now 12 and 14, they still each have a “useful box” in their closets, filled with recyclable treasures and whatnots. Your poem says it all. 🙂

    At Today’s Little Ditty, February brings us a new spotlight author and DMC challenge. (There’s nothing boring about that!) This month we feature David Elliott and ON THE WING. Thanks for hosting, Liz!

  3. maryleehahn
    maryleehahn says:

    What a sweet poem! (And I LOVE your Earth Day poem, too! Thank you, Ricky, for sharing it!)

    I’ve got a found poem this week, created from a Mark Strand quote. Thanks for hosting!

  4. Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
    Amy Ludwig VanDerwater says:

    What a great way to begin the day. That rocket and its own poem gave me a smile…and your Earth Day poem gives me hope. Thank you!

    Over at The Poem Farm, I have a poem that grew from a suprise paper gift I received this week in East Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Happy Poetry Friday – thank you for hosting!

  5. jama
    jama says:

    Love that recycled rocket — and cute poem to go with it!

    At Alphabet Soup I’m featuring several poems from Bob Raczka’s new book of clerihews, PRESIDENTIAL MISADVENTURES and a giveaway.

    Thanks for hosting this week, Liz!

  6. Tabatha
    Tabatha says:

    I love your winter projects! Sometimes our valentines have been large projects (my youngest liked to make 3D valentines, so that took some doing). The origami mobiles that Bridget mentioned sound great. Thanks for hosting!

  7. Andromeda Jazmon
    Andromeda Jazmon says:

    Cute poem! My boys love to pull things out of the recycling bin to make new creations. Fun! My poetry sisters and I have been making villanelles this month – posted mine on my blog today. Thanks for hosting!

  8. djtsmith
    djtsmith says:

    I have loads of stuff stashed for creating now when my grandson gets here. Last projects were a picture frame and a garage for his toy trucks. I love building with junk! Loved it in the classroom and love it now with grandkids! Thanks for hosting today!

  9. readingtothecore
    readingtothecore says:

    Such a busy weekend, I can’t believe I forgot to come back and tell you how much I love “Recycled Rocket”! I wanted to rummage through the recycling to see what building materials were hiding in there. Thanks for sharing, and for hosting!

  10. Caryn Caldwell
    Caryn Caldwell says:

    I agree — February can be such a tough month! Especially in places where winter lasts a little too long. Hope you’re finding ways to entertain yourselves! We like to make blanket forts.


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