Thursday, December 30, 2010

Poetry Assignment


Vacation is dribbling away. Shackleton is doing a poetry unit and is supposed to read 125 poems before returning to school in just a few more days . You've met Shack, right? It's not true that he can't read, but I think he would rather get a cavity filled than read more than three words at a clip. So far, with only a few days left, we have read four poems. Well, five, if you count the one I just wrote (and illustrated!) for him.

A Poem for Shackleton

I think that I shall never see
A Poem as lovely
As TV.

4 comments:

R. Sherman said...

With apologies to William Carlos Williams,

So much depends
upon

this Budlight
tall-boy

encased in
condensation

beside my computer.


Ta,Da!

Now you've got six.

Cheers.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Wonderful snap, great poem.

Have you introduced Shack to the likes of Lear and Belloc?

A ticket to hear DS read - I hope you're coming

KSV Woolfoot said...

R - Watch out William Carlos Williams! Thanks for your contribution.

Lulu - Thanks for those suggestions. I will see if I can scare up some good poems from them. I sent you an email about the DS thing...

Nan said...

I think 125 poems is nuts! I would guess most adults have never read that many. Is he in a genius school?? :<)