Saturday, August 24, 2013

She Turned Her Tender Eyes to Me

I chose the word POETRY for our Saturday Scavenger Shots, because I thought it would be a little challenging to put it into photos and I like a small challenge! I love POETRY and enjoy writing short, simple poems from time to time. It is really more like doggerel than true POETRY. I'm okay with that, because there is lots of great POETRY already out there in the world. 

Here are the photos I came up with to illustrate POETRY -

On the refrigerator in the break room at work, we have those little magnetic words that you can put together in different ways. I think it is called a magnetic POETRY kit. It has been up there so long that most people just ignore it. I rarely use the break room, but occasionally I wander in there and switch things up.

The Children's POETRY section is fairly substantial. It is dominated by a couple of poets that kids tend to really enjoy because of their humor.  They can never get enough Jack Pretlutsky or Shel Silverstein. I love showing kids the POETRY section!

This is one of my favorite poems. It is by e.e. cummings, one of my favorite poets. I admit to getting a larger enjoyment out of more compact POETRY. I am, no doubt, too simple to fully enjoy more epic types of least on a regular basis. But give me something that makes me feel the message without a lot of analysis and a lot of my precious time and I am smitten.

I hope you have enjoyed my little POETRY display here. I enjoyed putting it together and love the opportunity to think about POETRY! I wonder what Jasen will choose for next week?

PS - If you ever get the urge to see my feeble attempts at POETRY, check out my Tumblr page, where I sometimes post something up. :)


Anonymous said...

My Mom got some Shel Silverstein audiotapes when I was a kid so we'd listen to him in the car all the time. I love him. Still do.

And I think I am going to get one of his books for my niece's first birthday. Never too early to start kids on his pure awesomeness.

Jasen Buch said...

I still need to get Falling Up and Everything On It. I have the first two as you've seen already on my post.

I am going to pick the word ADAPT for this Saturday. Think about it and enjoy.

laura b. said...

Silver: I love giving books to kids and loved when my kids got them as gifts too :) It is never to early to start loving Shel Silverstein!

Jasen: The more Shel, the better. Well worth owning.
I am really going to have to give that word some thought! Thanks for the brain workout :)