347th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 347th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s book suggested.

Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

This is a fun poem for my daughter’s upcoming birthday. Her party is today, so I wanted to have a little fun this poetry circle.

This poem is from Calef Brown:

Birthday Lights

Light bulbs on a birthday cake.
What a difference that would make!
     Plug it in and make a wish,
     then relax and flip a switch!
No more smoke
      or waxy mess
      to bother any birthday guests.
But Grampa says, “it’s not the same!
      Where’s the magic?
       Where’s the flame?
To get your wish without a doubt,
You need to blow some candles out!”

What did you think?


  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    Cute! Definitely a good one to mark her birthday!