Friday, March 16, 2012

Poetry Friday: Said the Toad

I was really in a muddle
looking over a mud puddle
'cause I didn't have a paddle
or a twig to ride the reef.
But I said, Oh, fiddle-faddle,
this is just a little piddle
of a second fiddle puddle
so I saddled up a leaf.
I set sail on the puddle,
but I reached the muddy middle
and I rocked the leaf a little,
then I gave it all I had.
And I solved the mighty riddle
of the whole caboodle puddle
when I hopped up on the middle
of a beetle launching pad.

                         -- J. Patrick Lewis
                             2011 Children's Poet Laureate

Gregory is hosting Poetry Friday over at GottaBook. Gottagetoverthere to see what's going on!

It's March Madness, so we know all you're thinking about are your brackets. What? You're not? Not even for Madness! 2012?

Well, okay. Other folks are clearly thinking brackets, and you might want to get in on the action over at Ed DeCaria's Think, Kid. Think. You can check out Greg's poem, Wake Up Call as it goes up against David Cawley's Changing His Tune. You can even vote for your favorite and those of the other Poet-Athletes found here.


Diane Mayr said...

Fun and reminiscent of Piggy in the Puddle by Charlotte Pomerantz. If you haven't seen that book, you really should! It's illustrated by James Marshall and is silly as can be!

I'm Jet . . . said...

Ooooh. I'll have to check out that one . . . J