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Poetry Friday: If from Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

February 8th, 2008 (07:19 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Strong by Robbie Williams

If I stood on tiptoe
reached up and sculpted
mountains from clouds
would you laugh out loud?

If I dipped my brush in starlight
painted a ribbon of night
on your windowsill
would you laugh?

If I drew you adrift
in a pen and ink sea
in a raging storm
would you laugh at me?

If I planted watercolor roses
in your garden
would you laugh then?
Or would you breathe deep
to sample their scent?
I wonder.

- If as written by the character Diondra Jordan in Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

Bronx Masquerade is this month's book pick for readergirlz. Read the new issue of readergirlz and discuss the book with other readers at the forum!

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Posted by: kellyrfineman (kellyrfineman)
Posted at: February 8th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
wings of poesy

Lovely. And now, I'm hoping someone will plant watercolor roses in my garden.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 8th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)

See if the cards from Wonderland are available.

Posted by: Jama Rattigan (jamarattigan)
Posted at: February 8th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)

Very nice. Ditto on the watercolor roses!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 8th, 2008 06:38 pm (UTC)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Alice icon for you! Forgot to use it on Kelly's. :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 8th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)
TadMack says:

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY for Nikki Grimes. I ADORE her poetry! :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 8th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
Re: TadMack says:

Have you read Bronx Masquerade?

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 9th, 2008 01:36 pm (UTC)

I want a brush dipped in star light. I love Nikki Grimes. Masquerade is on my list but I confess I am a bit afraid of it. I am off to Readergirlz to read the forums...

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 9th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)

- that was cloudscome who is afraid...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 9th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)

Don't be afraid!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 9th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)

Hi there.

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