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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Turkey Writes a Good Bye Note

Good bye, Mama
I'm flying away
I hope to hide
till after
Thanksgiving Day.

     This is the first verse to a longer poem with many verses.  It is a persona poem written in the voice of a turkey.  Now, why would a turkey want to leave home for the holiday?  Your poetry challenge for today is to write the next verse.  Who would the turkey send a shout out to next?  Where would he go?

   I took this picture of the turkeys in Franconia, NH when I attended a poetry workshop at The Frost Place.  It is a lovely place to learn more about poetry.


  1. Just think what the pumpkin is writing to his dad. The beets have really dug in too.