Thursday, July 13, 2017

Poetry Friday


Today is  National Macaroni and Cheese Day, and it's the theme for this week's Poetry Friday.





My seven-year old granddaughter and I are having our own week writing retreat this week, so I only have time for a quick post.  Evie and I wrote this poem together. It was inspired by her little brother, Victor, who loves macaroni and cheese. He does enjoy a few other foods, but macaroni and cheese is one of his favorites.

                                                        Here's Victor enjoying his lunch.  


Picky Eater

Macaroni and cheese,
macaroni and cheese,

Victor only eats
macaroni and cheese.

Don’t give him pasta,
tacos, spinach, or peas.

He will not eat them,
even if you say, “Please.”

Victor only eats
macaroni and cheese,

Macaroni and cheese,
macaroni and cheese.

All Victor wants is
macaroni and cheese!


©Linda Kulp Trout and Evelyn Kulp


Tabatha is hosting our celebration today at The Opposite of Indifference. 









19 comments:

  1. Please tell Evie terrific job with this fun poem! (I'll bet Victor approves.) Have a great time together. I love that you all share such creativity. :0)

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  2. Wow! Let your granddaughter know that I really enjoyed the poem! My daughter is SO picky so I can relate.

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  3. Wonderfull little ditty about mac and cheese from all writers! Enjoy your writing time together.

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  4. Linda, it is wonderful seeing a grandmother- and child-created poem. I told my new grandbaby (4 weeks old) that she is going to grow up to be a reader and a writer. I can't wait to share writing with her.

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  5. It was all I wanted when I was pregnant with all three kids, and now it's one of their favorites. :-)

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  6. How lovely that you are having your own writing retreat and wrote this together! Victor looks like he is enjoying his lunch.

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  7. Ha! I feel like I know Victor....he might even live in my house. Great collaboration. Fun rhythm you two have going on there.

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  8. How wonderful to have a writing retreat with your granddaughter. I've known a few boys like Victor, and I love the poem you and Evie created! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wonderful. But I think I enjoyed the backstory (and imagining the fun you had writing this) even more than the poem. I LOVE that you are having a writing retreat together. ENJOY! (I also did enjoy the poem!!)

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  10. Awww, how sweet is Victor? Reminds me of my wee Daniel once upon a time. And your and Evie's poem is rolicking fun. Very Shel Silverstein-ish. Enjoy your girl! xo

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  11. How fun to have a writing retreat and writerly collaboration with your granddaughter! Cherish the memories!

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  12. Awesome romp through a thicket of picky! Nice job, Evie and Grandma!

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  13. I think most of us went through that phase, or had a little one that did!

    And what fun to be writing with grandma! I find writing with little ones so inspiring, their imaginations have no bounds!

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  14. What a fun collaboration! You win stars for being a wonderful grandma--and Evie is on her way as a poet.

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  15. Victor sounds a lot like my son Ben, who ate only Mac and Cheese for years (or so it seemed!). Enjoy your grandma time!

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  16. Have fun writing with Evie this week. I love the poem you two wrote together. I can remember having a picky eater. Mac and cheese was a staple in our house, too.

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  17. Such a sweet moment and a poem to be treasured!

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