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Friday, January 2, 2015


Powdered sugar in sifter
to shake, shake, shake
falling snow flakes
on cookies and cakes.

Drifting on the gingerbread,
falling with joy
on my head.
Shake, shake, shake.

   I'm calling this an action rhyme.  Can you figure out the actions?  We had a little snow yesterday.  Quite unusual for Tucson.  Perhaps this is why I was thinking about powered sugar.  What is your favorite flavoring or spice?  Can you write a poem about that today?   I must be hungry to be thinking about food poems.  Have fun writing your poem.  Do you know what the phrase "salt of the earth" means?  Happy Friday.


  1. Joy,
    I'd count you as an example of the "salt of the earth!" Happy snow day!

  2. What foods do you shake powdered sugar on?