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Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I want to go out and play.
Can we go to the park today?
I want to pump in the swings.
To chase
and race
and do all sorts of things.
To roll in the leaves
and watch the fall breeze.
I want to fly a kite
and toss a Frisbee
to a friend.
And then tomorrow,
can we do it again?

     When was the last time you went to a park?  What did you do there?  Can you write a poem about that today?  Have fun writing your poem.
     When I was travelling in France, I saw lots of KEEP OFF THE GRASS signs in the parks.  Why do you think they had those signs?

     I also have a friend who scattered her mother's ashes in the local park.  She didn't know what to do with Mom's ashes and she thought her mother would like to be in the rose bushes by the children playing. Do you have a story about ashes?  Can you make it into a poem? 


  1. Joy,
    Your poem helped me recall playing outdoors with our kids when they were small. We usually played in our own yard. Thank goodness there were no signs posted saying to keep off the grass.

  2. I agree Linda. I think the parks were for strolling not for playing, and now you've got me thinking about the pond in the middle of the garden at Duke. They have the hardest time keeping children (and adults) out of the pond in the hot weather. I think they finally put carp in the pond to give folks a hint.
    Oh, I can see I'm going to be writing a pond poem soon. Elon College has a lovely pond. High Point University has big fountains.