Little Willow (slayground) wrote,
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Poetry Friday: The Language Inside by Holly Thompson

then we talk about journeys
the different meanings of the word
and we brainstorm going around the circle
words that come to mind
when we hear the word journey-

airplane
backpack
journal
Puerto Rico
dust
sneakers
hotel
reunion
luggage
sunset
tears
cockroaches
immigration
money
magic carpet
legs
Zena says
and I say Tohoku

This comes from Holly Thompson's new verse novel, The Language Inside, a book I very much enjoyed. Read my full-length review of The Language Inside.

Related posts at Bildungsroman:
Verse Novels Booklist
Tough Issues for Teens Booklist

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