April 16, 2009
Thursday April 16, 2009—I’ve been working on a double-dactyl poem about the Obamas’ new dog, Bo. “Portuguese water dog” had me off and running. I may have fudged the rules of the form a bit, though tried to stay close. Anyone else want to try one (a double dactyl or a poem about the First Dog, news of which certainly has tongues wagging)?
By Martha Calderaro
Portuguese water dog
Romping in Washington
As the First Pet
Gift from Ted Kennedy,
President’s promise to
Daughters now met.
I just learned from Elaine Magliaro’s site Wild Rose Reader that award-winning children’s poet Kristine O’Connell George (Little Dog Poems and Little Dog and Duncan) has invited students in second, third, and fourth grades to submit mask poems “about our favorite canine friends” to welcome Bo, the First Dog. Find out more.
LOCAL POETRY NEWS: For those in the Natick area, check out the 3rd Thursday Poetry series at Gallery 55 tonight, 7:30 p.m. This week is haiku with Raphael de Gruttola, followed by open mic for those wishing to share a poem. The event is hosted by Molly Saccardo. Gallery 55 is at 55 S. Main Street in Natick (just south of the intersection of Rts. 27 and 135; a few doors down from Bakery on the Common).
POETRY FRIDAY: Check out the roundup this week at Becky’s Book Reviews.