Welcome to where I am, where my kitchen's always messy, a pot's (or a poet) always about to boil over, a dog is always begging to be fed. Drafts of poems on the counter. Windows filled with leaves. Wind. Clouds moving over the mountains. If you like poetry, books, and music--especially dog howls when a siren unwinds down the hill-- you'll like it here.


MY NEW AUTHOR'S SITE, KATHRYNSTRIPLINGBYER.COM, THAT I MYSELF SET UP THROUGH WEEBLY.COM, IS NOW UP. I HAD FUN CREATING THIS SITE AND WOULD RECOMMEND WEEBLY.COM TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP A WEBSITE. I INVITE YOU TO VISIT MY NEW SITE TO KEEP UP WITH EVENTS RELATED TO MY NEW BOOK.


MY NC POET LAUREATE BLOG, MY LAUREATE'S LASSO, WILL REMAIN UP AS AN ARCHIVE OF NC POETS, GRADES K-INFINITY! I INVITE YOU TO VISIT WHEN YOU FEEL THE NEED TO READ SOME GOOD POEMS.

VISIT MY NEW BLOG, MOUNTAIN WOMAN, WHERE YOU WILL FIND UPDATES ON WHAT'S HAPPENING IN MY KITCHEN, IN THE ENVIRONMENT, IN MY IMAGINATION, IN MY GARDEN, AND AMONG MY MOUNTAIN WOMEN FRIENDS.




Wednesday, June 9, 2010

STUDENT POET OF THE DAY: KYLIE COX


(Cloud watching from an airplane window)

Kylie Cox, a 3rd grader at Blue Ridge School in Cashiers, NC, obviously likes watching clouds, as do I. I confess that I've never seen a cloud monkey, but that's likely because my imagination isn't as lively as Kylie's!

CLOUD MONKEY

High in the sky
so high, so high
I see a monkey
skate boarding in the sky.

I see the monkey
flipping, tripping,
turning, and limping
as the clouds pass
by.

---Kylie Cox
Blue Ridge School


3 comments:

Jessie Carty said...

i've always wanted to be able to write poems that kids could read! so jealous. such a sweet little poem :)

Bachelor said...

Young creativity... what a pleasure! Thanks for sharing! I'm sure there is much more to come from her! :) The Bach

Vicki Lane said...

What fun, Kylie! Love that monkey business!