Wednesday, April 17, 2024

April - Poetry Month - Day Seventeen - Q is for Question

 Happy Poetry Month!

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        I'm taking the advice from the poet who has given so much to help us all, including students and teachers, write poetry. I'll be moving from A to Z, obviously needing to combine a few to make it all come out to 30. FYI—Sometimes, Paul Janeczko offers a prompt to write a poem that begins with the specific alphabet letter instead of a poem type. It will be fun to be open to writing in all kinds of ways!

       You can find the path to the Progressive Poem over to the right! Simply click on the graphic!

       Q is for "Question"

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What does a child know?

         At school, you line up in a row.

         A ball’s to bounce and catch and throw,

         and most things happened long ago.


What does a child know?

         Of whispers saying ‘grow, grow’,

         but yearns to learn the facts that show

         why minutes travel awful slow.

                                       Linda Baie ©


  1. Lovely poem Linda, so true about “minutes travel oh so slow,” wish we could slow down just a few of those minutes, thanks!

    1. Thanks, Michelle; it was fun to think back about what the younger ones think when in school for the first time.

  2. LOVE this! Especially "most things happened long ago." Two of my after school girls wanted to know how old I am. One thought I was 85, the other thought 60. For them, those ancient ages probably seem just about the same!


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