Sunday Poets

Hi everyone,

We’re back with more Sunday Poets, thanks to Renee LaTulippe, Julie Krantz, and Carol-Ann Hoyte! Read, enjoy, and comment!
We begin with Renee.

Here is a poem from a collection I co-authored called Lizard Lou: a collection of poems old and new. It’s a book for the pre-reading set, and includes 41 of my original poems and 38 classic poems by various poets. And I’m pleased to announce that the book just won the silver medal for poetry in the 2012 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards! I’m doing a giveaway this week, so I invite your readers over to throw their names in the hat (see link below).

By Renée M. LaTulippe

If I had a wheel,
I’d roll it into town,
or maybe I could even
wear it like a crown.
I’d throw it like a Frisbee
or spin it like a hoop,
or use it as a feeder
inside the chicken coop.
I’d fill it up with dirt
and plant some flowers there,
or bend it in the middle
and make a rubber chair.
I could float it down the river
or hang it in a tree,
and swing high in the air
where no one could catch me.

Giveaway of Lizard Lou:
Renée’s Blog:
Lizard Lou book:
Poem first printed in Lizard Lou: a collection of rhymes old and new.
Illustration by Donna Goeddaeus.
© 2012, 2009 All About Learning Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Hi David,
Here’s a poem I’d like to submit to SUNDAY POETS this month. It appeared on your blog a while back—probably around the same time of year!

By Julie (JG) Krantz

is coming—
I feel it
in the air!
Pumpkins tumbling,
dry leaves
apples everywhere.
Windy days,
frigid nights,
shadows on
the bog—
soon the sky
will tuck the sun
inside a wintry fog.
Stalks of corn
without their cobs—
just rows and rows
of straw.
Pumpkins tumbling
dry leaves
tell me
it is fall!

Thanks for hosting SUNDAY POETS, David!


By Carol-Ann Hoyte

Hear ye, hear ye, royal children and four-footed subjects, too:

He’s a toddler ruler
who’s clean and neat
when he’s placed on the
plastic, padded seat
of the throne of his
taste-test tower.
But after he munches
his tidbit treats
of peas and cheese
and meat and beets,
Queen Mama says he’s quite a mess
and leads him to the shower.

My thanks to our featured poets today for sharing their work for our reading pleasure! I look forward to seeing more poems from more poets for next Sunday. Get busy out there!



11 comments on “Sunday Poets

  1. Thanks for having us over today, David! Hope we didn’t leave too many coffee cups lying around. I’m very pleased to be included here with Julie and Carol-Ann – I love those tumbling pumpkins and, as a Queen Mama with two highchair rulers, I can relate to the need for many kingly showers! 🙂

    • Renee, I’ll pick up coffee cups anytime for a Moonbeam Children’s Book Award winner! Congratulations. I’m proud for you!

  2. Congratulations again, Renee – your ‘wheel’ definitely captures a child’s imagination! I enjoyed the imagery of ‘Equinox,’ especially the “shadows on the bog”…which I see outside my front window quite often. And I’m all too familiar with the toddler rulers of highchairs, so that was really fun, too! Thanks to all for sharing.

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  4. Renee–Congratulations on winning the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. What an accomplishment! Hold it tightly as you swing high in the air!!! And love your messy toddler, Carol-Ann. Oh, lord, those were the days…!

  5. Congratulations dear poets! Your poems are all simply delightful. What fun to read out loud and definitely a BIG hit with children (of all ages). Bravo!


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