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...


  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!

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

  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.

  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!