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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A Bear Comes to Tea.

If a bear comes to a tea party
he'll want to eat
extremely hearty.
He'll nosh on salmon,
shrimp and trout,
and will not leave
when you want him out.

     I'm still playing with the tea party.  When I first drafted this poem, I had, " trout, salmon and shrimp."  I just couldn't get a good rhyme for shrimp.  So I had to change the line and order for the fish.  I tried ending the line with "shrimp, too" so I could rhyme with "too." but that sent the poem into a dead end also.  Today, instead of writing a poem, can you read to find poem with an end rhyme that you think is elegant (clever)?  If you find one you especially like will you share it with me in the comments.please?


  1. Hi Joy,
    I am not sure my tea party set could hold up to a real bear or my nerves either. I recently learned that July 10 is "Teddy Bears' Picnic Day." Have you ever heard of it?

  2. Thanks Linda,
    I didn't know about Teddy Bear Picnic Day. It sounds like a fun day to celebrate. I once put together a display at the mall of teddy bears--we had the mayor's bear, the school principals, the local newspaper editor, doctors--about 80 different bears from dignitaries in town. Some of the teddy bears were over 100 years old. It was fun to see that even important people still had their teddy bears, and that the bears were important people in their lives.