Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cinderella's Leftovers Appear in Poem #336

Pumpkin Field
Photo by Amy LV

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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  1. Cute poem, Amy! I feel like that sometimes! :)

  2. I do believe this is my favorite Amy LV poem so far! Delightful! Can't wait to share it with my gang later this morning. :)

  3. I love visiting your blog, Amy! It's always such an inspiration for the day. On the subject of fairy tales, you are right. It is wonderful to consider the magic therein and to use it to fire your own imagination.

    Thanks, always, for a great start to my day!

  4. Thank you very much for liking this poem and telling me so! It was such fun to write...and funny, Melissa, it's my mom's favorite one too! Your words mean a lot to me - many thanks. A.

  5. Wow Amy, what a perspective -- I love the way your mind leaps! And the Irish-esque voice is right in tune with St. Patrick's Day preparations.