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Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Five snakes went out
for a slither
one night.

The air was cool,
the moon
was bright.

Each snake saw
his shadow.
It gave him
a scare.

They all raced home
to sleep
in their lair.

     Now that the weather is getting a little cooler, the snakes in my neighborhood are more active.  They still are most active at night when the hawks aren't out.
     My newspaper says there is will be a lunar eclipse tonight at 3:25 AM, Wednesday morning.  I'm going to set my alarm clock to get up and watch the eclipse.  I'll also look to see if I can see my own shadow.  Can you write your own poem about the moon today? Have fun writing.


  1. Joy,
    Love your sense of humor. Snakes frightened by their shadow. Good one. I also like that they went out for a slither. Funny!

  2. This sounds like part of an interesting counting book. Maybe a desert counting book is in your future. Very cute.

    1. Thanks, Rosi. Yup, I really need to pull all of my desert poems together.