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Poetry Friday & Photo Fridays Collide!

Wild Rose Reader
This Week's Poetry Friday Host Site: Wild Rose Reader

Sometimes I like to let Poetry Friday and Photo Fridays collide here. It pushes me to write about my photo in verse, rather than in prose. 🙂

I had the same
pencil cup
for years.
It spun on a lazy susan
and contained
more than just pencils.
sticky flags,
safety pins,
bone folders,
correction fluid,
and the ephemera
that makes up my life.
I got rid of the junk this morning
so that
I could finally have
a place
for just the writing implements
without all of that other

This week head over to Wild Rose Reader for Poetry Friday. Also, click here to view and read the Photo Friday Submissions.

Stacey Shubitz View All

I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.

I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).

I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.

6 thoughts on “Poetry Friday & Photo Fridays Collide! Leave a comment

  1. Wow! I have a writing utensil basket on my desk like that! My husband always asks why there are so many utensils but nothing to write with! (most pencils are unsharpened, pens not working and of course the rest of the junk that falls into it!)
    Your poem inspires me to clean it out! Thanks!


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