It’s National Poetry Month, and many of my favorite bloggers are shifting from Slicing to Poeming. I have decided to join them.
Process Note: Today’s poem was inspired, first, by Carol’s wonderful post about how she chose her theme for April: A Reading Life. Then, I read Amy Ludwig VanDerWater’s first poem of the month, which is a list poem. She shares some information about list poems from her terrific book, Poems Are Teachers, including the titles of two student poems. I was quite taken by Clara’s title, “What to eat if you want to be a runner,” and combined Carol’s theme with Clara’s title.
A reader’s food is not the kind
That builds bodies, moves muscles
(Although she won’t say no
To a cup of coffee, a slice of cake)
She doesn’t need calories
To fuel her workout
a comfortable chair
a stretch of time
and a stack of books
Although just one is enough.