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Friday, February 22, 2013

POETRY FRIDAY



We had snow in  Denver this week- one of those glorious mini-blizzards that makes you want to throw on your boots and stomp around outside. Today when I work in classrooms, I will be sharing two of my favorite oldie but goodie "snow poems."

"Red Boots On"

Way down Geneva,
All along Vine,
Deeper than the snow drift
Love's eyes shine:

Mary Lou's walking
in the winter time.

She's got

Red boots on, she's got.
red boots on
Kicking up the winter
till the winter's gone.
- Kit Wright

Read the rest of the poem and/or listen to Kit Wright read it here.
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And then a favorite Pooh-ism.
"The More It Snows"

The more it snows 
(Tiddely-Pom) 
The more it goes 
(Tiddely-Pom) 
The more it goes on snowing 
(Tiddely-Pom) 
And nobody knows 
(Tiddely-Pom) 
How cold my toes 
(Tiddely-Pom) 
How cold my toes are growing 
(Tiddely-Pom Tiddely-Pom Tiddely-Pom Tiddely-Pom)
- A.A. Milne
 
You can watch a video of this one here.  
 
Sherri is hosting Poetry Friday here
She shares "Miracles," a Walt Whitman poem that seems a perfect companion to "Red Boots On."

2 comments:

Linda at teacherdance said...

It was a lovely snow, wasn't it, except for those who had a tough time on the way home, I guess. I don't know this first poem, Carol-very fun for young students. Thank you!

Mary Lee said...

Fun stuff!