Friday, August 21, 2015

Poetry Friday

Back to school! Actually our kids start Monday, but teachers have been back for a week or two. Pretty sure I have posted both of these poems before, but some poems need to be revisited and rearead. Catherine has the Poetry Friday Roundup today. 

"Introducing a New Me"

There's a new ME this year,
An on-time ME,
A clean-desk ME.
A first-to-hand-in assignments ME
A listen-in-class-to-the-teacher ME,
A teacher's-pet-for-the-first-time-in-my-life ME,
An always-willing-to-be-good-and-help-out ME,
A dead-serious-get-the-work-done-and-hand-it-in
Before-it's-due ME.
The problem is
The new ME
Is not like ME
At all.

Kalli Dakos

Close the barbecue.
Close the sun.
Close the home-run games we won.

Close the summer.
Close the pool.

Open school.

Prince Redcloud


Linda B said...

I'm glad you re-posted, don't know either one, Carol. Both fun, but I really like that second one. That's what it feels like, closings!

Ramona said...

Your second poem would be perfect to use with my "Kiss Summer Goodbye" writing piece that we used to complete in the fall. I felt it was important to acknowledge the sadness that accompanies the starting of school for many students. And I love the Dakos poem. Thanks for introducing me to two new-to-me poems today!

Mary Lee said...

Sigh. Kids start Wednesday here, and, yes, teachers have been in since August 1!!

Unknown said...

These were great poems. I like the thought that we all make resolutions and then realize that maybe we are comfortable in our own skin and don't need those darn resolutions after all.

Penny Parker Klostermann said...

Cute poems. Love the humor in the first one!

Keri said...

I like the juxtaposition of the open-to-new-me and the closed images in the second poem!