Poetry Friday Is Here! (Please scroll down to submit your poem using Mr. Linky.)

Billy Collins’ Poetry continues to inspire me. The following Collins Poem, “Earthling” was published in The Apple That Astonished Paris. It resonated with me yesterday since I spent a great deal of time working with one of my colleagues to further plan out our Solar System Unit. It’s definitely a teaching tool (i.e., when we teach kids about the difference in their weights on various planets)! Here’s the first stanza:

By Billy Collins

You have probably come across
those scales in planetariums
that tell you how much you
would weigh on other planets.

You have noticed the fat ones
lingering on the Mars scale
and the emaciated slowing up
the line for Neptune

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The big round-up will follow late on Friday night.