Wednesday, February 24, 2010


As I sat down this morning with my children to read our school books, I was surprised by how many poems we read today.

I thought it fitting, considering today is Poetry Wednesday. First, we read Psalm 100 and tried to create our own tune (rather unsuccessfully, I'll add. I guess the kids are worn out after having friends over for a couple of days.)

Then I read the younger two a Robert Louis Stevenson poem, and Lydia read from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. In the middle of reading she paused, looked up and said, "Hey Mom, do you realize this book is written as one long poem?"

So smart, that one.

And finally, I read to the older two out of our poetry book, which I have quoted several times already in the past few months. I am going to quote from all the small poems and fourteen more by Valerie Worth again, because I enjoyed this poem best of all the poems we read this morning.

My hope is, that by quoting this poem, I will somehow manage to destroy the sweets monster which has been raging in me this past week. (Ya, right!)

Is a list
Of likely
To taste:


How they manage
To flavor
The paper

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Molly Sabourin said...

I can't wait to hear some of those Leichty renditions of Psalm 100 when we visit in a couple of weeks! : )

This poem is very fun - very fun to read aloud.

M-m-m-m, licorice!

Kris Livovich said...

I wish they were sweetening my tongue...