Friday, April 8, 2011
Poetry Friday: Memories
I had a third grade teacher who made us (gasp!) memorize poems. This was one of my favorites. When you’re 9, what’s not to love? It was like a luscious tongue twister and we were so proud of ourselves when we were able to get through it perfectly. Just a note: it’s more fun if you read it out loud. Eletelephony by Laura Elizabeth Richards Once there was an elephant, Who tried to use the telephant— No! no! I mean an elephone Who tried to use the telephone— (Dear me! I am not certain quite That even now I've got it right.) Howe'er it was, he got his trunk Entangled in the telephunk; The more he tried to get it free, The louder buzzed the telephee— (I fear I'd better drop the song Of elephop and telephong!) Head over to http://www.madiganreads.com/ for more great Friday poems.