Friday, March 31, 2017


I just realized yesterday that tomorrow will be the tenth birthday of Wild Rose Reader! It's hard to believe that my blog has been around for a decade. Unfortunately, it has suffered from neglect the past few years. I don't have as much free time to blog now that I am a nanny granny.

I am hoping to do a few posts about poetry during the month of April. I have some books to give away.

Although I haven't been blogging much, I still continue to write poetry--when I get the chance.

For this POETRY FRIDAY, I am posting two poems that I cut from FARM TALK, a collection of mask poems that I wrote last year. The poems are told in the voices of a farmer and his wife, their domestic animals, and a few wild animals. The collection takes the reader through the day from dawn until evening.
I’ll arise and brighten the sky.
I’ll bid the night and dark goodbye.
I’ll shine
                        and light the way
for arrival of a brand new day.
Now that the sun has left the sky.
It’s time for ME to shine on high…
To spread my gentle pearly light
For all the creatures of the night.
A BIT OF NEWS: Catia Chien, the illustrator of THINGS TO DO, and I will be presenting at the Chappaqua Library in Chappaqua New York, on Saturday, May 6th at 2:00 pm:
Sat. May 6 2:00
Get your creative juices flowing with Elaine Magliaro and Catia Chien, author and illustrator of Things to Do.
Gr. 1-3. Register.
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater has the Poetry Friday Roundup over at The Poem Farm.