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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Manners

Hugh, Hugh
what do you do
when someone
comes to stand
in an elevator
with you?

You ask them kindly,
Please, what floor?
then push their button
and close the door.

     Do you remember the first time you rode in an elevator?  I do because the town I grew up in only had two elevators.  Do you remember the first time you rode on an escalator?  I had to go to the big city to ride on one.  My mother talked to be about "how to ride an escalator" before I took my first step.  I was frightened and thrilled at the same time.  
     I'm still having fun with these manner poems.  What courtesy can you write a poem about today?  Do have fun writing.  I also tried writing a concrete poem for "elevator" today.  I am having a good time with poetry.  I hope you are too.

1 comment:

  1. You are a clever poet. A super way to teach manners!

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