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Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Shoes

I have new shoes
they're shiny and neat
They're a size larger
to fit my feet.
With each step I take
I hear them sing


How do I silence
these noisy things?

     Here I am, playing with noises and sounds again.  I really like onomatopoeia a lot.  that is when the word sounds like what it is, like drip, bang, boom.  I'm actually working toward a sound story I can use as a picture book.  So maybe I'll see if I can do some sound poems for the next few days, but since it is Sunday, I may just change my mind by tomorrow.  Monday is Columbus Day and I think I should have a Columbus poem for you but I think I've already posted one.  We'll see what happens tomorrow.  Who knows what the muse will bring me.
      In the meantime, I'll ask what are your favorite sounds?  Do you like the sound of a carousel? Will you ride a horse, a swan or a pig?  What will the music be like?  What colors will you see?  Don't forget the smells.  Hot dogs?  Popcorn?  Cotton candy?  OK, write your own poem.  What ever you do, have fun.


  1. Thanks for your fun poetry.

    You are a bunch of fun.
    Even on the run.
    Noisy, woisy shoes.
    I hope you don't lose.

    Love you.

  2. Hi Joy,

    A few of my favorite sounds:
    the swoosh of a bird's wings, the crushing of gravel as a car rides on a driveway, and the splash of water tapped by bare fingers or toes.

    Thanks for the fun with sounds.