Friday, February 14, 2014

Poetry Friday: Dizzy Valentine's Day

Today I read through Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love by Pat Mora.  You can see my review here.  I read it because of the mayhem that is middle school on Valentine's Day.  It has been a very stressful couple of weeks, and I'm hoping things calm down a bit before we have a week off for Carnival at the beginning of March.

Meanwhile, here is Pat Mora reading one of the poems from the collection, "With Feeling." We had way too much feeling in middle school today.  This one couldn't be more appropriate. (If you wish, you can keep watching the playlist for more of her work.)




Today's roundup is hosted by the lovely Linda Baie here.

7 comments:

Tara Smith said...

This is truly a middle school teacher's idea of perfect poems to share with our kids, to remember about our kids. Thanks, Ruth!

LInda Baie said...

I've seen someone else recommend Pat Mora's book, Ruth. I know about those middle school crazy kids, wanting the love, eating the sugar. Hope your Valentine's weekend is a pleasure! Thank you for the poem and the book!

Myra Garces Bacsal said...

Hi there Ruth. I've read this collection last year, I think, and enjoyed it too. Reminded me of high school romances. :)

Tabatha said...

Great poem, Ruth! It rings so true.

Donna Smith said...

Yes, those feelings are raw and exposed then, though they do their best to cover them up - so much so, they appear to be numb and unfeeling.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

This poem is spot-on! I remember those raw feelings well... sometimes they even come back and pay a visit.

Author Amok said...

Great video of a great poet, Ruth. My daughter is in 8th grade. Yes -- there's a LOT of emotional drama. But also sweet moments. Hang in there with your students.