Posts filed under ‘poetry’

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

{image courtesy of Mrs Derek's Fourth Grade Class Blog}

To celebrate the author/poet/illustrator  get out your Dutter and Dutter, cake cutters, play your Drum-tummied Snumm and your Hinkle-Horn Honkers! The Time-Telling Fish and Great Birthday Bird would like to recite a Birthday Poem! (a smooshing snooshing of absurd words and images. Enjoy!)

Silly sally, dilly dally

All the day long

With striped legging-ly


Across the pages of bloom


A sniff, a snaff

A purple butterfly bath

Bubbles float up and

pop   *     pop  *     pop

Suds fizz down – plop




And Silly Sally dallies on…


~ Mary Jo Campbell


What kinds of characters and worlds can you create today to honor the Sultan of Silly, Dr. Seuss?



March 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm

That’s a wrap!

Celebrate the final day of April and Poetry month with Poem in your Pocket Day! Check out the month long entries of poems or print one to carry in your pocket today and any day!

pocket_logo1My 10-yr-old needs to memorize and recite a poem in class tomorrow. In helping him search, I stumbled upon this fun poetry site from a poet living in the UK.  Check it out:

Patrick Winstanley has lots of cool links to other funny and gross poetry sites. Some even accept poems from young writers like you!

April 30, 2009 at 11:22 am

Wacky Wednesday!

In keeping with Wacky Wednesday and Poetry Month, let’s throw another theme in today’s post: Earth Day!

Write about something silly that could happen due to Earth Day.

Hmm, maybe a recycling activist goes overboard and removes all the napkins and toilet paper in the entire school…

Or in an effort to eat more organic produce, your mom creates a new recipe that is, well, unique…

Try something really wacky: write a poem on a canvas board or the backs of old school papers to save the forest!

April 22, 2009 at 12:23 am

Wacky Wednesday!


Since we’re writing poetry this month, how about a wacky idea for a poem?

Imagine a silly name for a town/country/city or state and write about the people who live there:

My example:

Knuckle County

Snap! Crackle! Pop!

Munchkins crunch on cereal galore

Visit Knuckle County

And hear it some more

The residents here

all sit  still and stare

While knuckles grow thick

with more than just hair

The cracking and snapping and popping

I’ve read

Are all they can do

when they rise out of bed

April 8, 2009 at 12:25 am

Poetry Month


…and the fun continues

Write a short poem about a color – use all of your senses, if you can.  Don’t let me be the only fool for poetry this month, come back and share what you wrote! (I approve all comments before they post, so no one can say anything mean!)

Lime Green

By: Mary Jo

Sweet Tangy Tart

A new baby tree frog

With suckers on his feet

Buds of grass, soft and cool

Tickle bare toes and breathe the whisper of


April 7, 2009 at 12:53 am

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