Poetry Friday: Happy Valentine’s Day 2019!

Since yesterday was the Big Day, I thought I’d share a little light verse I wrote for my Valentine:

For more poetry, please be sure to visit Jone MacCulloch (aka, Ms. Mac!) at Check it Out, where you’ll find today’s complete Poetry Friday Roundup along with this year’s CYBILS Poetry Award winner!

And be sure to visit me here this coming Tue., as we celebrate the release of What If…Then We (Boyds Mills Press, 2019), the new picture book from Rebecca Kai Dotlich and Flashlight Night illustrator Fred Koehler! It was just released this week, and I’m so happy to be part of the blog tour…so stop by for an ‘different’ sort of interview, and a chance to win a copy of the book!


Ordering personalized signed copies online?
Oh, yes, you can!

  Coming July 2, 2019!

You can purchase personalized signed copies of Flashlight Night, (Boyds Mills Press, 2017), Don’t Ask a Dinosaur (Pow! Kids Books, 2018), and nearly ALL of the books or anthologies I’ve been part of!

Just click the cover of whichever book you want and send the good folks at MainStreet BookEnds in Warner, NH a note requesting the signature and to whom I should make it out to. (alternatively, you can log onto my website and do the same thing) They’ll contact me, I’ll stop by and sign it for you, and then they’ll ship it. Try doing that with those big online booksellers! (Plus, you’ll be helping to support local book-selling – and wouldn’t that make you feel good?)


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23 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Happy Valentine’s Day 2019!

  1. Although it’s very appropriate for a nurse, I like how this poem is very general and could be gifted (ahem) to any beloved who could be relied on to perform CPR or other reviving, come-to-your-senses treatment. May I borrow (ahem)?


    1. I actually did try to make a somewhat all-inclusive poem, Heidi – so thank you for noticing. Sure, a nurse can use her medical knowledge to keep a heart going… but anyone in a loving, committed relationship would do the same! And yes, feel free to share if you would like!


  2. Alice Nine

    I love the twists and turns and the lilt of your poem… makes sober thoughts humorous. I think its a great Valentines Day tribute to your nurse!


  3. Michelle Kogan

    I like your light hearted poem to your wife Matt, we can always use a bit of humor. And thanks for letting us know about Rebecca Kai Dotlich’s book coming out.


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