When I looked at this month’s Poppin’s Book Nook theme my heart sank. I’m just not a poetry girl. But, I said I’d write a post on poetry, so I figured I’d better start thinking of an idea…..
I thought of poetry units in school with required learning of the different styles and having to write an example, UGH. I thought of the handful of poems I like: a few Lewis Carroll poems, a ballad I read in high school, and some random things that sound cool to me. Then I remembered seeing Jack Perlutsky in elementary school as some kind of special event, but I don’t remember why I was chosen for it.
But, I still had nothing (just like I did in this post a few minutes ago when my computer ate the whole thing, not one word left, I almost cried).
Then Princess figured out we weren’t going to be home for Valentine’s Day and she really did cry. Until promised her we’d have a special Valentine’s Day celebration meal with special cards. Then she went into overdrive and started planning the most expensive Valentine’s Day ever with elaborate presents. That we nixed, after all we just came back from Disney.
We got home, set the date, and the kids set about making their presents and cards. The poems were simple, barely poems in the boys’ cases (I love you. Happy Valentine’s Day), but they enjoyed making them and they learned it doesn’t have to be a big production.
One of the highlights for me was seeing the kids think of what the recipient would want. Princess made me these Star Trek peg dolls, this is Captain Sisko and Odo from Deep Space Nine. Pretty cool, huh? Superman gave me two drawings of Batman (one with a find the difference, but the picture turned out blurry and it’s too cold to get out of my warm blankets).
But this is what melted my heart. Princess’ card. It’s simple poetry, there’s no rhyme or meter, just what she felt.
Now, I’m sure there’s a few bloggers who did a better job with poetry than I did. Between my lack of enthusiasm for poetry and being out of town and then sick I’ll freely admit this isn’t super related to it, and I didn’t really have a book of poems to go with it. But, my kids enjoyed this.
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