- Flies buzz,
- Motors roar.
- Kettles hiss,
- People snore.
- Dogs bark,
- Birds cheep.
- Autos honk: Beep! Beep!
- Winds sigh,
- Shoes squeak.
- Trucks honk,
- Floors creak.
- Whistles toot,
- Bells clang.
- Doors slam: Bang! Bang!
- Kids shout,
- Clocks ding.
- Babies cry,
- Phones ring.
- Balls bounce,
- Spoons drop.
- People scream: Stop! Stop!
- Lucia and James L. Hymes, Jr.
- Whether the weather be fine
- Or whether the weather be not,
- Whether the weather be cold
- Or whether the weather be hot,
- We'll weather the weather
- Whatever the weather,
- Whether we like it or not.
Our Poetry Pages
- Just for fun, on 1 April this year, a rainy day, we got out the
magnetic poetry kits. Pairs of students created some remarkable poems
-- one of which has already been set to music by the students who wrote it.
- Then I found out it was National Poetry Month and so we began doing
a poem a day in class. The first two days, we cut up "long poems" (left and below), stanza by stanza,
and then tried to make the sounds -- read the sounds aloud -- and match them up with the animals or things
that make those sounds. We pasted up the poems and, after that, we practiced reading them and
finally, read them into a recorder.
Still Under Construction--18 June 2000
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