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Monday, February 11, 2013


Tonight it might freeze.
The citrus trees
Could loose their leaves.
Could lose the fruit too.
What to do?

To keep  the trees
Away from harm,
We put lights on
To make them warm.

Then for more heat
And lots more drama
We dressed the trees
In pink pyjamas.

     This was a fun poem to write because at first I had a hard time finding a rhyming word for pyjamas.  At first I thought about moving that word, so it wasn't my end word.  But, the pyjamas is the whole point of the poem and it really needed to be the final word.  So I went to my rhyming dictionary and there were several options.  Can you write a poem today about what you do to keep warm?  Have fun.


  1. Joy,
    What fun, fun, fun. Perhaps you can get young readers to send illustrations. Pink pyjamas on citrus trees--too funny! Joy, it's obvious you love what you do! Thanks for sharing with us.

  2. Heck, Linda,
    I want to try drawing this picture too. I have a pink lemonade tree. the fruit inside the lemon is pink and the juice is too. the leaves on this one are varigated so it is quite a pretty tree even when it isn't bearing fruit.