Emily Dickinson is back this week. I took a breather last week and then I think I'll put her away for a while. I need to get my Sketchbook Project in order so that it can be submitted before the end of March deadline. I'm sorry they moved it from end of January to March--it gives me more time to procrastinate--never a good thing. (Click on the labels on the right if you missed the earlier Kud-dos to Emily or Sketchbook Project posts.)
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If you're wondering if I have the correct word in line three of the haiku, rest assured, I checked, and it is indeed manically. If the chipmunk had been running around as a result of mental illness, then it might have been correct to use maniacally. But, since the chipmunk is acting as a chipmunk usually does, then manically, is correct. I can't tell you how many times I doubted myself! I also doubted my choice of the wild grape vine. Do chipmunks eat grapes? Again, I checked. Chipmunks eat just about everything--the little rascals! The grapes were growing wild against an old stone wall and I snapped the photo in the fall and have now found a use for it. The chipmunk is from a public domain illustration, which I have altered.
These 4 Corners is the place to be for the Poetry Friday Round-Up. Be sure to stop by.
Announcement: in case you haven't heard, the Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, is scheduled to be released in time for National Poetry Month. Celebrations is a collection of holiday poems for the entire year. The poems are in both English and Spanish, and, are for students in pre-K through grade 5. The book is intended for school and library use, but I can see poetry lovers of all ages enjoying it! One of my poems was selected to be included in celebration of election day. Yay! (Celebrations would make a great teacher gift!)