Thursday, April 16, 2009

Poetry Friday

As a kid, I loved amusement parks. The Merry-Go-Round was one of my favorite rides, but there was something mysterious about those horses that made me wonder what they might be thinking. Today a student told me she got a carousel music box for her birthday, and I started thinking about those horses again. So, I wanted to write her a poem. This is what I have so far.





All day long
carousel ponies sleep
dreaming of wild open ranges
grazing green meadows
galloping across mesas
until dark—

and then the music begins...

4 comments:

  1. Your poem start reminds me of the magic moment in Mary Poppins when the carousel horses gallop off into the countryside. I bet your student will love it -- and feel honored that she provided the inspiration!

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  2. Thank you for your comment. I'm not sure where I'm headed with this one yet, but it's a start.

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  3. Linda,

    This is a lovely poem to write for your student. Well done!

    It's funny how one simple idea or thought can spark one's creative writing juices to flow.

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  4. Thanks, Elaine. I'm still working on it and hope to have the poem ready to give her for Poem in Your Pocket Day!

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