Put me doon! There’s gonna be poetry!*

There’s hasn’t been enough poetry in my life recently, mostly because I’m not reading to the kids as much any more. We start kids off with poetry and many of the books that I hold closest to my heart are full of the stuff. Yesterday a twitter hashtag wandered into my tweetstream and pretty much made my day, it produced such gems as these: @johnbonbailey: SO YOU JUST HOLD THIS DOWN WHILE YOU TYPE EH? CLEVER! E E CUMMINGS #poetryretractions @RichCastles: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, Dam this Navman … Continue reading Put me doon! There’s gonna be poetry!*

Why it’s more than a week!

As I brought up my poor neglected blog to contemplate perhaps, possibly, perchance actually posting something, into my head popped “it’s more than a week!” instantly followed by an inner recitation of the following*: EmmelineHas not been seenFor more than a week. She slipped betweenThe two tall trees at the end of the green…We all went after her. “Emmeline!” All the way through to: Where have you been?Why it’s more than a week!” And EmmelineSaid, “Sillies, I went to see the Queen.She says my hands are purfickly clean!” Now, my hands are indeed purfickly clean but I can’t claim to … Continue reading Why it’s more than a week!