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Students - Today's poem is showing up late in the day, the latest post time so far this month. It has been a good and busy weekend full of visitors and sporting events, and so at last I sit and think and write and revise and record.
I have been saving this snowman slippers picture for a couple of weeks now. They are so cute, and although I've written about footwear two other times this month with Orange Boots on April 6 and Dancing Shoes on April 10, I could not let these snowman slippers slip by.
One thing you might notice in today's verse is that there is just one rhyme sound throughout the whole poem: toes/grows/knows/clothes/slows/snows. I very much enjoyed writing this and wrote it quite quickly, in about twenty minutes. I like it too. This is a poem that I consider a present-to-me. I sat there, and someone else wrote it through me. Sometimes, as I've said before, we are given such little writing presents from the writing great beyond. We get them, I think, because we have worked very hard on other days.
Snowman Slippers - Draft Page Spread #1
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As I worked on today's poem, another poem came to mind, one that also uses the -ose rhyme. If you'd like to have a good giggle and lots of fun watching a tongue twister dance movie clip, peek at Moses Supposes His Toeses are Roses from SINGIN' IN THE RAIN with Gene Kelly and Dennis O'Connor.
Yesterday's post about a stringless violin offers my last giveaway for April 2014. Please simply leave a comment there if you are interested in being entered into a drawing for one of two books.