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Monday, January 14, 2013

Hidden Poetry

My gifted colleague and friend inspired her 4th grade writers to imagine where poetry might hide. I could especially relate to these two (and wish I had written them myself):

Poetry hides in anyone who comes to visit.

Poetry hides in the sweet chocolate smell of chocolate chip cookies baking in the oven.

Today, she honored me with a poem entitled "Poetry Hides in a Thank You Note". For those unfamiliar with the term, "just right book" are those perfect for a reader in terms of vocabulary and difficulty.

"Just right friends are like just right books
Whether old or new, they fit

like that pair of well-worn shoes in my closet
like the smell of baking bread on a Sunday afternoon
like a favorite chair and a sweet-smelling cup of tea.

Just right friends are like just right books


I am inspired to write my own hidden poetry.


  1. What a beautiful, beautiful poem.

    And I, too, feel honored to have you as a "just right" friend.

  2. Wonderful quotes, wonderful poem, wonderful thought that poetry is hiding everywhere!