Friday, November 2, 2007

Poetry Friday: Douglas Florian

Douglas Florian is my favorite children's poet. I admit that I don't know as much poetry as I would like to, but I consistently love his stuff. And so, for my first kidlit-blogging Poetry Friday, I will share my new favorite poem. It's from Florian's newest book Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars and it is called "Pluto".


Pluto was a planet.
But now it doesn't pass.
Pluto was a planet.
They say it's lacking mass.
Pluto was a planet.
Pluto was admired.
Pluto was a planet.
Till one day it got fired.

I hope you enjoyed that as much as I do. For now, I'm off to get my car fixed and write more on my novel. (It's NaNoWriMo, don'tcha know?)

(Speaking of NaNoWriMo, it is also NaNoReMo for both adult novels and YA novels. I'm not participating in NaNoReMo this year, but maybe you should. Check it out.)