Sunday, July 18, 2010

Poetic Monday

Do you carrot all for me?

 Do you carrot all for me?
My heart beets for you,
With your turnip nose
And your radish face,
You are a peach.
If we cantaloupe,
Lettuce marry;
Weed make a swell pear.
~Anonymous
My heart beets for you...

Today I launch "Poetry Monday"....I have no fancy button to add for you to put on your blog, but if you'd like to participate, just post a link to your favourite children's poem in the comments below! We can start a splendid circle of poetry-sharing, and maybe have enough to share with our children every day of the week!

Let me clarify: the poems don't have to be FOR children; they can also be about parenting, or about children, or even just musings about life in general. What would make it even more wonderful would be a photo that somehow corresponds with your chosen poem...

So, today's poem is a silly love poem...my husband once wrote it out for me with watercolour illustrations all around. It is by that most famous of poets, Anonymous..."Do you carrot all for me?"


Peas marry me!

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9 comments:

  1. Oooh, this sounds like a lovely idea:) I love poetry. The poem your husband illustrated is so sweet:)

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  2. Here is my poem...written by me a year ago.

    http://wonderwhyalpacafarm.blogspot.com/2009/08/suri-sonnet.html

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  3. Your poem is so cute, Stephanie!

    We always giggle over this one by Shel Silverstein:

    My beard grows to my toes
    I never wears no clothes
    I wrap my hair around my bear
    And down the road I goes.

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  4. What a sweet poem!

    Hmmm, maybe this is something I can get into that will make me post more often with better content ha!

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  5. Shel Silverstein is one my favorites too. Here's one that always makes me giggle.

    I opened my eyes
    And looked up at the rain,
    And it dripped in my head
    And flowed into my brain,
    And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
    Is the slishity-slosh of the rain in my head.

    I step very softly,
    I walk very slow,
    I can't do a handstand--
    I might overflow,
    So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said--
    I'm just not the same since there's rain in my head.

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  6. what a sweet poem, we are always trying to fit in as many vegetable puns around here, I will share it with everyone here on the farm!

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  7. Not so much of a poem, but my kids like it:

    It was a dark, cold, stormy night
    There was an old man standing in the middle of the road
    His ancient eyes full of tears
    And his boots full of feet.

    Harpy Lisa

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  8. Fabulous idea! I'll join in when I can. I have started a new experiment, of sorts, on my own blog.... I may be able to add some poems to them as well. See: http://kiyaspiritoffire.wordpress.com/category/hands/

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  9. From a little book by Roger Pare:

    "Apple cheeks, apple pie
    You're the apple of my eye."

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