"You can't order a poem like you can order a taco," says, Naomi Shye in one of my very favorite poems,
"A Valentine for Ernest Mann."
Poem Store and will create a poem for you. Examples here. How cool is that? To be able to spin an idea into gold, just like that, in a minute, with a typewriter on your knees!
I love Naomi Shye, and I love "A Valentine for Ernest Mann," AND I love Jacqueline Suskin; although I've never met her and never will, I will spend lots of time thinking about the subject I will choose for my poem.
Here is a visual poem of Bryce Eleanor's visit. Last night, she put all of her hair bands in her Granddaddy's boots, then emptied all of the hair bands out, and stepped her tiny feet in.