Started by children's poet and author Janet Wong several week's ago, I get to enjoy Mortimer's company this week, soothing his sore belly after a night of Trick-or-Treating. Here's another carrot, Dear Mortimer...
I'm supposed to answer one question from the person who tagged me (Linda) then add two of my own. Finally, I will tag another blogger and Mortimer will be on his way..
The question I chose to answer from Linda's Hop is: "What is one funny poem you can recite that you use for children?"
I love the following poem both for it's lay out on the page (screen) and its repeated use of "bit". Mortimer approved of my choice...
by Mary Ann Hoberman
A little bit
Little bit of beet
Because he liked the taste of it
Why do you post a poem EVERYday?
In a word: practice. I am trying to improve my skills and the best way to do this is by practicing my skills. I am not always successful with my poetry, but once in a while I create a gem. By posting my poetry daily on a blog I am held accountable to my small, but loyal, group of readers. *waves and mouths thank you to each and everyone of you*
Are your poems autobiographical and/or about your family?
I am actually asked this question a lot. Sometimes they are about me and/or my family (though the names have been changed) and sometimes they are just random streams of my consciousness. Once I wrote a poem about a child getting a huge snarl in her hair and she has to get a haircut. After I posted that poem I had several family members asking if it was about one of my girls who have VERY long hair (down to their waist). It wasn't, it was just a funny thought I had one day.
That's it for my part of the HOP, now I pass Mortimer and his stash of carrots to...
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