Friday, May 21, 2021

Mary Lee is So Marvelous It's Not Even Punny!

Today on Poetry Friday we are celebrating Mary Lee Hahn - educator, poet, human extraordinaire! 

I can not think of a better way to show my admiration for Mary Lee than to share a cheesy poem that I hope will crack-er up!

                 this May

              come Across

                   as Really

              cheesY, but

 

here in switzerLand

    i think you'rE grate -

        i'm fonduE of you!

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Wish her a happy birthday while you're there, too!


Thursday, May 13, 2021

Chick it Out...Fowl Fun

Happy Dance Like a Chicken Day!

Yep, today, 14 May, actually is Dance Like a Chicken Day!

And the Chicken Dance originally roosted right here in Switzerland!

I know, right?

Chick out these Fun Fowl Factoids:

🐔In the 1950's a young Swiss named Werner Thomas penned the melody for what would become the Chicken Dance.

🐔The original name was 'Der Ententanz' which translates to 'The Duck Dance'.

🐔In the 1970's the song (and its signature dance moves) came to the United States where September Music Corporation acquired the rights and Stanley Mills added lyrics in English.

🐔It wasn't until the 1980's that the Chicken Dance got the world wide love and admiration it deserves!

On the National Today website, where I found all these egg-citing factoids, the number one suggestion on how to celebrate National Dance Like a Chicken Day is:

  1. Dance like a chicken
And who better to dance with me than Smidgey! (Who, by the way, is feeling MUCH better - though I must confess it took a chicken treat to inspire her to dance.)
 

As for me, I don't need chicken treats to want to dance. What I lack in dancing skills I make up for in enthusiasm.

Today's poem is proof positive that hennything is possible when you combine chicken dancing and a dog:

oompah band
four paws land
doggy chicken dance

her tail swings
flapping wing
doggy chicken dance

wiggle butt
flying mutt
doggy chicken dance
©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.
 
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Friday, May 7, 2021

Did you hear? Poetry Friday is HERE!

Speaking of hearing things...

Listen.

Photo credit: Pixabay
Do you hear that?

*yes·yes·yes·yes·yes* 

That's the sound of satisfaction coming after a month of reading, writing, sharing, and celebrating POETRY!

While April was a flurry of National Poetry Month goodness, I'm kicking off the first Poetry Friday in May with a listening exercise of a different sort. 

The folks at Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids took a story I wrote and turned it into a Storytime Audio Experience! How cool is that?

I tend to hear voices in my head (ahem, character voices!) when I'm writing, but to hear another person take your story and voice it was a whole new experience. 

Please check out my Storytime Audio debut: 

Career Day

at Smarty Pants Magazine for Kids. Squee!

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Please leave your links below so we can all go traipsing around the interwebs and share in the goodness that is the Poetry Friday community. Thank you!💖


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