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Friday, June 15, 2012

Whale and Mouse

A whale and a mouse
tried living together
in a shell house
deep down in the sea.

But the whale
wouldn't fit in
and the mouse
couldn't swim
in their shell house
deep down in the sea.

So they went their own ways,
got together on Sundays
to eat cookies, drink tea
and talk of their shell house
deep down in the sea.

      I was going to do something totally different for today, but this poem came out instead.  It is very rough-drafty, but that is OK.  I need something to start with for revisions.  It is always best to get something written so you have a place to start. 
I was going to create a fill in the blank poem, but that hasn't happened-- yet. The first thing for that poem was to name 2 animals, with the suggestion to make them as different as possible or opposite as you can.  That is how I ended up with a great big whale and a small furry mouse.  The question is always there--how can they be friends?  And there you have today's exercise.  Can you write a poem about 2 animals being friends?  Hey, have fun playing with this one.  It doesn't have to be animals.  Can you imagine the conversation between a great big double bass fiddle and a tiny flute?  How can they be friends?  Or the flute and a bird?  Now there is an interesting combination.  Have fun writing.


  1. Joy,
    I love that even though the whale and the mouse had to part ways, they still got together. Ways and Sundays was a fun rhyme for me. I chuckled because I didn't sense it was coming--but a good one.

  2. What r u doing posting at 5 in the morning????? I like the way this one is going... Think I will LOVE it when u r done... ILY cloey