Friday, January 18, 2013

Poetry Friday--"Soap Bubble"

If you're not familiar with the poems of Valerie Worth, then rush right down to your local public library and pick up one her volumes of poetry for kids. Worth has the power to give even the tiniest of things significance. Take for example, "Soap Bubble."
The soap bubble's
Great soft sphere
Bends out of shape
On the air,
Leans, rounds again,
Rises, shivering, heavy,
A planet revolving
Hollow and clear,
Mapped with
Rainbows, streaming,
Curled: seeming
A world too splendid
To snap, dribble,
And disappear.

from More Small Poems.
Here's a talented bubble performer to show us all that art can be made from almost anything!

Drift on over to Violet Nesdoly/poems for this week's Round-Up.


Bridget Magee said...

I love Worth's poems! Thanks for sharing the video to accompany the soap bubbles. Perfect. Happy Friday! =)

Diane Mayr said...

Isn't the video great!

Fats Suela from Gathering Books said...

What a cute and playful poem, and entertaining video!! Thank you for sharing!! =)

Violet N. said...

Love those last three lines:

"A world too splendid
To snap, dribble,
And disappear."

This poem shows me how much really looking at something can enrich. And that bubble video is quite amazing!

Diane Mayr said...

"Dribble" is a great word, don't you think?

I'm Jet . . . said...

Aren't we humans totally amazing in the depth and breadth of our individual interests?

I love those last lines, too:

A world too splendid
To snap, dribble,
And disappear.

Nice poem & post, D.


Ruth said...

Wonderful poem about such a simple subject. I remember the first time my daughter played with bubbles, as a toddler, and how much joy they gave her!

Diane Mayr said...

Bubbles can inspire a science lesson, an art lesson, a writing exercise, etc., but playing with them is the best.