Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Poet....and books


 I had to pick up Lorelei after school...she came and stayed with us 3 or 4 hours.

We had to go by her house on the way home. While there she showed me this poem she had written...click on the pic to expand the view.

I have been trying to find one she wrote about the Iditarod Race....I don't have a good copy of it.  She wrote it two or three years ago.   They read it to the whole school when she wrote it.  She would have been 8 or 9 yrs. old.

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I just finished Alaska Sourdough, Slim Williams by Richard Morenus.   A well written book...that held my interest from start to finish.  The last chapter or two of the book tells about him dogsledding from Alaska to Chicago...and from there to Washington, DC.  You might ask how he did that.  When there was no longer snow, after going some through muck and mud, he came to a place where he rigged  his sled with Model T wheels...you can read a bit about Slim Williams HERE.

My current read:



Bitter Blood:  A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness and Multiple Murders by Jerry Bledsoe.  I have only just begun it but I am done hooked.

18 comments:

Deb said...

Will have to look for that book you are reading, I am hooked on true crime books. Hope you are having a good week.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Her poem is SO good! She is extremely smart. Bitter Blood looks real good; I wait to hear about it.

Bonnie said...

Lorelei is a talented young girl!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh I do hope your young poet never stops! YAM xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Lorelei is a talented poet, well done! Enjoy your day, wishing you good days ahead.

Marie Smith said...

Lorelei is talented. I hope there are many poems in her future!

Sandra said...

I read the poem and thought finaly a poem I love and understand what it means. I did not notice her name at the bottom and was shocked when I read further and saw she wrote this. she is truly gifted.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Ask her if her poetry just flows from head to hand or if she works to construct it...looking for rhymes. Either way she has a great thought process. I think Lorelei is an outstanding person already finding her inner self. It took lots of us way to long to achieve that.
xx, Carol

At Home In New Zealand said...

Loved the poem :)
You must be very proud of Lorelei, she is so talented.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is. a good poem.

Hootin' Anni said...

Great poetry...very talented she is.
And, that murder mystery sounds like one I'd enjoy.

Granny Marigold said...

Lorelei is quite the budding poet. Make sure she keeps all the poems she writes in a safe place.

Nancy Chan said...

Lorelei writes great poems.

happyone said...

Ken has been reading a bunch of true crime, I tell him about this book.
I'd like to read it too.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Lorelei sounds like quite the budding poet.

DeniseinVA said...

Lorelei writes beautiful poetry. Alaska Sourdough sounds like a wonderful read. I really admire that man for this amazing journey. Bitter Blood sounds like another riveting read.

nick said...

That's good that she's writing poems at such a young age. I didn't get round to writing poems until I was in my late teens. And they were pretty awful!

Catherine:theMaker said...

love the poet and her artistry - I too would be interested in how she comes to create the word pathways...