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Mar. 4th, 2011

poetry friday

friday feast: two smart cookies and a winner!






Remember a couple of weeks ago, when I featured Diane Lockward's poem,"If Only Humpty Dumpty Had Been a Cookie," and I suggested you might try writing your own cookie poem using any or several of these wordy cookies as a prompt?

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Apr. 19th, 2010

poetry potluck 2

apples from the teacher: mary lee hahn!


#12 in the Poetry Potluck Series, celebrating National Poetry Month 2010.


 Apple and chocolate-covered espresso bean smiley face by Mary Lee Hahn.

Class, did you bring an apple for the teacher today?

What, your dog ate it?

Have no fear: Mary Lee Hahn is here! It's way cool to have an apple from the teacher today, especially from this teacher. Every time I read another one of Mary Lee's blog posts, I wish I could be in her class. She always seems to be cooking up such fun and interesting projects for her students. Mmmmmmm! Do I smell cinnamon?



APPLE CRISP

Sour apples,
thinly sliced.
Butter, sugar,
oats.

From hot oven,
smells entice
and titillate your
nose.

Tart is sweet now,
slightly spiced,
Add heavy cream, hear
"Oh!"s.

© 2010 Mary Lee Hahn. All rights reserved.

Don't you love the "sliced," "entice" and "spiced" tucked in the middle of each stanza? Kind of like sweet filling in a pie. ☺

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