Poetry Friday: Sharon Creech

Enjoy this dramatic audio performance of an excerpt from Sharon Creech’s Heartbeat (HarperCollins, 2004) and consider sharing this multimedia resource with your students or library patrons.  Creech’s poetic novel in free verse exemplifies the concept of rhythm, and what better way to demonstrate literary rhythm, pacing, and repetition than to listen to an audio clip!

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A favorite excerpt:

My mother says
I was running running running
inside her before I was even born
she could feel my legs whirling
thump-thump, thump-thump
and she says that when I was born
I came out with my legs racing
as if I would take off
right then, right there
and dash straight out of her life.

Poetry Friday is hosted at The Poem Farm this week.

Posted by Danika Brubaker, MLS, Author and Publisher Liaison Librarian

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