Howdy! Today, I’m sharing (late, since I woke up and thought–Ack, did I do a post for this morning?) another pair of why-ku from Why-ku: Poems of Wonder About the World.My new 30 Painless Classroom Poems book: Why-ku
A Note from the Poet: [Carnival]
Sometimes you just have to let your weird brain take over when you write poems. The image of a balloon as a sky dog came to me first. Bizarre! So I figured a dog in the sky would want to chase something, and what’s up there? Clouds, of course!
A Note from the Poet: [Earth]
I like the double meaning of that last line: We can not say no. When someone invites us to do something, and we say, ?I couldn’t say no,? we usually mean that we would have felt guilty if we said no. So that meaning plays in here, along with the literal meaning that we can not say no to gravity. It’s an undeniable force of nature.
If you’re interested, you can find more info about my 30 Painless Classroom Poems series here. Thanks!