Elephant meets Robert Frost…looking for spring in Vermont…

Elephant and Gracie looking Maple Syrup in Vermont woods...

Elephant and Gracie waiting for Maple Syrup in Vermont woods…

Celebrating Poetry Month with Elephant and Robert Frost…

Robert Frost’s Snowy Woods…with help from Elephant and Gracie…

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
…and fill

…and fill

…and fill

…and fill

My little horse must think it queer
That Spring will never visit here
Between the woods and frozen lake
The longest winter I do fear.

We give our heavy coats a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of gusty wind and heavy flake.

The woods are snowy, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
Please… a sign of Spring before I sleep,
Please… a sign of Spring before I sleep.

Elephant, Gracie with help from Robert Frost and  Tracey Campbell Pearson

The original (below) from Robert Frost works well December through February!

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost

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Poem for April Fools…

Poem for April Fools Day...Ladles and Jelly Spoons.

Poem for April Fools Day…Ladles and Jelly Spoons.

April is poetry month.

I found my copy of A ROCKET IN MY POCKET. The book was first published over 60 years ago. (It is older than me!…but I bet you can still find a copy in your library.) This was the first book I bought for myself from a school book fair when I was little. It is filled with poems rhymes and chants…many of them are very silly.

Here is a favorite poem that I memorized and would recite to myself and to everyone and anyone that came along…

Ladles and jelly spoons:
I come before you
To stand behind you
And tell you something
I know nothing about.

Next Thursday,
Which is Good Friday,
There’ll be a mothers’ meeting
For fathers only.

Wear your best clothes
If you haven’t any,
And if you can come
Please stay at home.

Admission is free;
Pay at the door.
Take a seat
And sit on the floor.

It makes no difference where you sit;
The man in the gallery is sure to spit.

Happy April Fools Day!

Find a silly poem and share it with a friend.

or borrow this one…enjoy…tcp

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