(During March, I am blogging daily as a part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge!) Special thanks to the hosts of the Slice of Life Challenge: Stacey, Tara, Dana, Betsy, Anna and Beth. More Slice of Life posts can be found at Two Writing Teachers .
I am building on Anna Gratz Cockerille’s post from yesterday, based on work by Ralph Fletcher at #tcrwp last summer. (Don’t take my word for it! Go read the post so you know exactly how to write this kind of poem!)
Sometimes I remember
the good old days
Walking the bean fields to remove
the cockleburs and corn
Playing baseball with the cousins
in front of the barn
Eating Muscatine melons
and celebrating the summer
Swimming lessons at the park
grocery shopping after
Bike rides around the block
some days, all the way to Riverside
I still can’t imagine
anything better than that.
What do you remember about your childhood summers?
(Check out Anna Gratz Cockerille’s post from yesterday for more information about creating this type of poem!)