Happy Earth Day, everyone!
And happy Day 22 as well! Today Maureen Thorson suggests a poem for children (NaPoWriMo). Robert Lee Brewer has a two-for-Tuesday prompt: write an optimistic and/or pessimistic poem (Poetic Asides).
Mixed lots of things here: a children's poem that addresses both optimism and pessimism plus Earth Day, indirectly. It was fun to write and came together rather quickly. "It wrote itself," as people sometimes say.
Okay, now let's move on to Dr. Holmes's latest. Alan introduces his poem for us today: "Here's a poem for children that is likely to get me in trouble with parents."
Nuts in Church
Ah yes, I remember those days well. When I was about 4, my hands were two intrepid mountain climbers and they would rock-climb (as we say now) all over my torso, 'cause I would be the mountain. Wish I'd thought to sneak in snacks. One of the mountain climbers could convey peanuts up to the cave near the top and then rappel back down — quick! — before he's spotted.
Fun poem, Alan. Enjoyed these rhyme pairs very much: properly / foppery and criminal / hymnal. Amusing juxtapositions. I also appreciate the boy's wistful wish to be back in "the kiss and hug / of loving fellowship." If only. But the dusting must. Brilliant!
Finally, I want to show you some rockin' art I discovered while searching for images of
The pieces above are available in Schenck's shop at Retropolis, the Art of the Future That Never Was. Browse around Retropolis and his other art shop, Celtic Art Works. The two worlds intersect here. I'm a new big fan of Bradley W. Schenck
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Ingat, everyone. ヅ
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