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Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Poetry Pit!

Dear Readers,

Here is another poem!

Zazz Zag,
Tag Dad,
What fun
do you and me have,
oh zazz what a whip,
you hit me with the sugar stick,
it was fine and it was quickitypit,
I am on a sugur lick,
if you don't grab me some candy quick,                     
I will explode lickitysplit,

Who is you favorite poet?
Can you add anything to my poem?
Can you make your own poem up?



  1. Dear Sasha,

    You are right on track with your monthly poem! Good for you! You wrote a very cute and lively poem!

    You asked if I have a favorite poet. Although I do enjoy Shel and Mr. Prelusky, my favorite poet is Robert Frost. Although his poems do have humor in them sometimes, he is not known for being funny, like the other two poets I mentioned.

    Robert Frost was an American poet and the poems he wrote that I love the most are about rural life. Robert Frost was born...in California, our state!

    Here is one of my favorites:

    The Pasture
    by Robert Frost

    I'm going out to clean the pasture spring;
    I'll only stop to rake the leaves away
    (And wait to watch the water clear, I may):
    I sha'n't be gone long.—You come too.

    I'm going out to fetch the little calf
    That's standing by the mother. It's so young,
    It totters when she licks it with her tongue.
    I sha'n't be gone long.—You come too.

    What do you think of this poem and why do you think I like it?

    Your poetry loving teacher,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  2. Dear Sasha,

    It seems like you are a natural for writing poetry. I think your poem is great the way it is and doesn't need any additional verses.

    You ask a good question about my favorite poet. When I was younger, I would often stay with my grandparents during school holiday. They had a whole bookshelf of Russian poetry books that they brought with them from Russian. My favorite was by Alexander Pushkin, Ruslan and Ludmila. It is a story of the beautiful Lydmila who was abducted by an evil witch, and Ruslan is trying to find and save her. The story goes on for pages and pages and it all rhymes. It was written a long time ago and I didn't understand most of old Russian language, but I loved listening to it every time I visited my grandparents.

    Thank you for bringing back good memories for me.


  3. Dear Sasha,

    I think the "Poetry Pit" is a very good post. My favorite poet is Shell Silverstein. I have a haiku for you, it is about a turtle. I call the haiku "TTT" because the first word of each line starts with the letter "t".

    Turtles can be loved
    They will never scratch you twice
    The creature is cool

    Did you like my haiku? Maybe the next Poetry Pit you can do a haiku.