Linda Kulp Trout

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Welcome to the Poetry Friday roundup! Please leave your link in the comments, and I'll round them up throughout the day. This is only my second time hosting so I'll do my best to keep up. 😊

Last week, my doctor recommended a medical test so I scheduled it for this morning.  Until last night, I had completely forgotten about hosting today.  In my younger days, I would have been very upset with myself for messing up.  But now I accept that mistakes are going to happen. All I can do is to learn from them and try to do better next time.   That's a tough lesson to learn, especially for middle school kids who often feel devastated when they make a mistake.

I'm so glad there is a wonderful new anthology to help kids understand that they are not alone in making mistakes. We've all been there.  IMPERFECT edited by Tabatha Yeatts  is a collection of 70 poems written by fifty poets about all kinds of mistakes. I am proud to have a poem included in this important anthology. 


When I got paired with the new girl,
I rolled my eyes and groaned.

I was happy when she whispered,
I'll just work alone.

But now I can't stop thinking,
about the sadness in her voice.

If I could do it over,
kindness would be my choice.

©Linda Kulp Trout

For more poems, quotes, and author profiles, be sure to check out the Team Imperfect blog.

Have a great day, and in honor of my Star Wars loving sons:

Well, it looks like there was a mistake in today's hosting schedule.  Originally, I was scheduled to host today, but somehow that was changed on some of our Poetry Friday blogs.  I think what happened is another "Linda" asked to have her date changed, and mine was changed instead of hers. Oh, well, mistakes happen!

Here's what I have for today's roundup. You can find more posts at Brenda's place.

It's a new month, and Michelle is in with a Spotlight ON interview and DMC challenge featuring Julie Fogliano and her latest picture book titled THE HOUSE THAT WAS. (My copy came in yesterday, and I love this book!)

Irene is also celebrating IMPERFECT today on Live Your Poem.

Alice is sharing a rough draft of her poem Poets. Paint. 

Sylvia is celebrating today the 4th. with Poetry for Star Wars Day over at Poetry For Children.

That's all I have for now. I'll check in again later today to update.