My feet woke up this morning.
They wanted out of bed
And if they hadn't hit the floor
I'd have fallen on my head.
You never know where a poem is going to come from. Sometimes you hear a phrase and you just know it has to be a poem. This came from a tweet posted by John Schu about a book by Laurel Snyder, titled SWAN. (I think.) All I got was "Her feet woke up." and it hit me as interesting, like saying:
her mouth watered,
her skin itched,
her eyes blinked,
her stomach growled.
Now if you separate the phrase from its meaning and take it literally what would cause that action to make a story? What if you switch around the pieces? Could your stomach blink, your skin sneeze, your eyes growl? What would that mean? So your challenge for today is to take a body part and take a typical phrase about it and turn that phrase on its head. Can you try writing your own silly poem today? Have fun playing with this.
Poetry Friday is hosted by Kimberly Moran this week. You can find more poetry on her blog at https://plus.google.com/103353747436744986067/posts/1WZ74Qnc34a
Thanks Kimberley for rounding us all up this week.
Children's poets mine for hidden gold.