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Friday, September 9, 2016

BAGS



A bag is a bag,
a kind of sack
for holding your lunch
or afternoon snack.

Used for art projects
or wrapping up gifts,
a bag is an instrument
for playing your riffs.

A bag is a kite
or makes scary masks.
A bag is useful
for all sorts of tasks.

Bags in all sizes,
plain or cute,
but a paper bag won't do
for a wet bathing suit.

   Today try writing your poem on a paper bag, then give it to a friend.  Have fun writing.


Today is Poetry Friday and you can find more poetry posts over at the poetry roundup on  Amy Ludwig Vanderwater's blog, The Poem Farm.      Go here for all the posts.  Thank you, Amy, for hosting us this week.






Today I'll be as happy as a mynah bird in a papaya tree.

16 comments:

  1. I love this, Joy, and especially the ending.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Did you go to the Highlight's Poetry Workshop? How was it?

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  2. Like the surprise ending! Fun poem.

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    1. Thanks, Jama. I'm keeping my eyes open for signs of fall, but on Kauai it is hard to see. Any suggestions?

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  3. HA! Love the ending! And wishing I could see a mynah bird in a papaya tree!!

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    1. The mynah birds have been having a grand time this week in my strawberry guava trees. I made jam with the fruit today--a first for me. I always thought that jam was made with two fruits blended together. Come vi9sit me and I'll make sure the mynah birds come out to perform for you.

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  4. Fun, fun! Great little twist at the end, Joy!

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    1. Ah, the secret of a good poem is the surprise at the end. Thank you Kiesha.

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    1. Thank you. I had fun writing it too.

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  6. Well done! I see this as an example of how to write a list poem. Here's my image of you leading this: List uses of a bag. Name one use that won't work. Now create a poem. Maybe this could be included as part of your next presentation. I know you have one coming up. Hope it goes well!

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    1. Ah, there you go Linda, full of ideas for teaching poems and poetry. But Just think, you don't have to use a bag. You could do the same exercise with BALL, BOOK, or even SHOVEL.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you like that one. It is hard to find plastic bags on Kauai, so last week when I went swimming, I had to hunt for something to put my wet suit into to bring it home.

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  8. Oh, this reminds me of a project I did in grade 6. I gave a talk about all of the uses for a shoebox. Your ending made me giggle! xx

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    1. I luv ya, Amy. Thank you for the compliment. I think if a poem gets laughs or even giggles, it is a success. The world needs more laughter.

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