Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MyPoWriYe #63 - On Eating an Elephant

Question poems seem to be a recurring structure this week.  I think it may be because questions are full of melody.  Just the way one's voice goes up at the end of a question is musical and lovely.

Tonight I was not sure what to write about.  Then, somehow, I got thinking about advice, both getting advice and giving advice.  This somehow jumped to the idea of getting advice on how to eat an animal cracker.  I always look at gingerbread men and animal crackers with a certain degree of guilt.  But yes, I do eat them anyway.  Usually heads first.  

Students - you might wish to try this too.  Think about advice:  advice you've given, advice you've received, outlandish advice or silly advice, serious advice you think others should follow.  There is a river-full of poem ideas here!

Edible Elephant
Photo by Amy LV

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  1. Love the elephant poem! I've been writing haiku with the kids - it's such a fun and manageable form for them. Also I want to talk with you - call me and maybe we can make a time to get together soon? How's school going?

  2. Sea Reader, Sea Reader!
    Who are you? Everything school-wise is going well...I'm off to a wonderful one today! But who are you?
    Happy Haiku-ing,

  3. Your last line brought a smile to my mouth. Thank you!

  4. Dear Sea Reader,
    I know who you are! Cecilia! Yes, let's get together.

    Dear Ruth,
    Thank you! You would have cracked up to see me photographing that elephant cookie last night. But then again, you photograph file folders, so you know how it is. hee hee!

  5. Dear Marinela,
    Thank you! It was fun to write, and I kind of surprised myself!


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