In Poetry Love with #Read!Read!Read! on #PoetryFriday


Have you ever been head-over-heels in love with a poem? There’s just something about it that you connect to? I am completely enamored with Reading from Amy Ludwig VanDerwater’s new poetry collection, Read! Read! Read! As a Kindergarten teacher, I have 20 young beginning readers and writers who are trying to make sense of the magical secret alphabetic code. Amy’s delightful poem (the whole book, to be perfectly honest!) honors this most joyful of times in a young reader and writer’s life.

Here’s the text of Amy’s poem:



make letters.


make words.


make stories

that fly like birds

from pages

in your book

to branches

in your brain

where they sing

into your soul

like soothing

summer rain.

— Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Read Read Read

And don’t miss Irene Latham’s lovely post today on Live Your Poem, because she has more about Read! Read! Read! and an interview with Amy.


Michelle from Today’s Little Ditty is hosting this week’s Poetry Friday. Why not join us there and spread some poetry love!

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13 thoughts on “In Poetry Love with #Read!Read!Read! on #PoetryFriday

  1. Ah, Christie….I just want to come back to your classroom and snuggle up with your 20 beginning readers! Please tell them all that I say hello…and that poems and books are wonderful friends indeed. Happy week ahead, my friend! xxoo

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