Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Polar Caves

This poem was inspired by a recent family trip to New Hampshire.

Walking amidst the tall trees
Breathing in the smell of evergreens
Fresh air
Different paths to take
Moments shared with my family

The first cave:
smooth, wet rocks
bending low
the temperature of the air plummets
emerging into the warmth of sunlight.

More caves
surrounded by large rocks,
climbing down,
winding tunnels,
sliding on my bottom,
carefully planning each move
seeking hints of sunlight

Holding my breath...
praying no one gets hurt,
waiting to see the light at the end
of the "Orange Crush"

Brave adventurous girls,
proud parents,
beautiful views,
experiencing the wonders of nature.

It's Monday, What are you reading?

This week I read and loved:

My Life as a Stunt Boy  by Janet Tashjan

My Life as a Stuntboy

Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon

Dragonbreath (Dragonbreath Series #1)

Life Size Zoo by Teruyuki Komiya

Life-Size Zoo: From Tiny Rodents to Gigantic Elephants, An Actual Size Animal Encyclopedia

Crow Call by Lois Lowry
Crow Call
and I snuck in an adult fiction book:
Come Home by Lisa Scottoline

Come Home

We listened to
Lemonade War by Jaqueline Davis

The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series #1)

I am currently reading
Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner

Sugar and Ice