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Students - this week's poem comes from Tricia's weekly Poetry Stretch at The Miss Rumphius Effect. Tricia has challenged us to write about fairy tale items, and somehow I knew immediately that I would choose Cinderella's pumpkin-turned-coach-turned-pumpkin.
It was new and different to think and scribble about magical items instead of modern daily objects. Honestly, it's just plain fun to write about glorious old make believe stories. Mixing a fairy tale with a rhyme was messy and exciting.
Teachers - this poem's connection to"The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" came from Toby Speed's great poem-for-grownups, "Morning Report" over at The Writer's Armchair. And dancing with a prince? That surely must have spun from the fact that the novel-in-my-hands of late is Phillipa Gregory's THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL.
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