Friday, July 20, 2012

Poetic Captions: Pug vs. the Poem

Friday is here and it's time for some poetry! Please note that I'm no longer posting poetry every Friday, but every second Friday. 

I noticed it has been awhile since I've done a pug story so today's poem is dedicated to my love pug—Remi. 

Remi the Love Pug 

He has a big muzzle,
but don’t be afraid.
He’ll sniff you at first
then give you a kiss

He’ll steal your seat
and sample your food
He’ll drool on your bed
and chew your shoes

He’ll track mud in the house
and chase the cat
He’ll lick your books
and dirty the couch

He’s such a brat
He’s a naughty dog
You had enough
He has gone to far

But then…

He’ll nuzzle your feet
And keep you warm
He’ll guard your house
And you’ll feel safe

He’ll chase his tail
and make you smile
He’ll sit real pretty
and impress your friends


You’ll give him a hug
then a tummy rub
You’ll love him to death
and he’ll love you too!

If you liked this post please let others know. Come back on August 3 for another poetic caption. I will also be hosting the Poetry Friday Round-Up on Aug. 3. This coming Monday children's author Jennifer Young will be here to talk about her first author visit. I hope you come back for that until then dare to write the impossible
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For more poetry head over to A Teaching Life. Thanks Tara for hosting this weeks round-up!



Friday, July 6, 2012

Poetic Captions: Library of the Living Dead

You would think after writing a poem every day for poetry month that writing one poem in a week would be easy. It wasn’t. All your wonderful captions had my head spinning with ideas. 

Library of the Living Dead
Poem by Rena
Illustration by Bill
On my walk
My midnight walk
I came across
A curious shop

A ghoul, a vamp
A frankenstein
Browsing books
Row by row

Diamond, sparkling
Stalker vamp
Is just the thing a ghoul needs

Pain shifting
Orphan girl
Vampire Ann snapped it up

Cinder, cyborg
Lunar queen
Baba Yaga laughed out loud

Shape shifting
Hunchbacked spy
Frankenstein fell in love

One by one
They bought their books
And shuffled out
Into the night 

Congrats Rebecca! Please e-mail your mailing address to rjtraxel@gmail.com and I’ll send you your fabulous prize. Thank you everyone for entering. If you didn’t get a chance to enter no worries, I’ll be throwing another poetic captions’ contest on August 3.

If you liked this post please let others know. Come back next Friday for another Poetic Caption. Pop in on Monday to read part two of Writing in Style. Until then dare to write the impossible.
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Activities
  • Can you identify the books mentioned in the poem above?
  • Do you know which fairy tale princess once sought the aid of Baba Yaga? (*Hint* The answer is in the poem).
  • Story Prompt: Write a poem or a story about the kinds of monsters you would expect to find in a library for the undead. 
  • Colouring Page: The illustration above can be downloaded for colouring. Right click, save to desktop and print. 
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