Today for Poetry Friday we are honoring the life of Lee Bennett Hopkins, a champion of poetry who died on August 8th. Hopkins produced over 120 anthologies of poetry during a long career.
We celebrated his birthday last year here at Poetry Friday, and here's the post I wrote then.
Jone MacCulloch suggested that we could best pay tribute to LBH by writing a poem inspired by and/or including a line from one of his. I found "Why Poetry?" here, and borrowed his title and last line for my poem. (I also borrowed an Emily Dickinson line, while I was at it. See it?)
Because some subjects
don’t work like math.
Because some objects
can’t be held in the hand.
Because some truths
have to be told slant.
Because some surfaces
and some are dull
and some things are invisible.
Because life doesn’t go on forever.
Ruth, from thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com
Thank you, LBH, for all you did for children's poetry. You'll be missed.
Amy has today's roundup here.
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