Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
Here’s a poem from The Putrid Poetic Ponderings of Louis J. Pasternak, AKA Dr. Skullstench, which I’ll be sharing in serial form right here throughout National Poetry Month. You can learn more here about the story and the downloadable version for easier sharing in your classroom. If you know of teachers who might be looking for a humorous, accessible poetry read-aloud for Poetry Month, please share. Thanks!
This poem is from near the end of the book. Louis writes a blue sticky note to his teacher, Miss Sweetmallow, with every poem, and she replies at the bottom of the page. I’m not sure how the posts will look next month because there’s a lot of formatting in the document. I’m still figuring that out:>) Here’s an image clip of one page.
Poet and kindergarten teacher extraordinaire Heidi Mordhorst has the Poetry Friday Roundup today, and she’s sharing both a delightfull(!) “hopefull” poem, plus her musical Poetry Month plans. Pull up your storytime/poetry mats and enjoy!
Linda Baie says
I think I will decide to have a morning smile or an evening one during April with your post, Laura. This is so funny, and clever, too.
Thanks, Linda–you might not want to read them while you eat:>)
Irene Latham says
More fun for NPM! Yay! I’ve had pet rabbits, and I’ve had garden rabbits. Equally as cute, and equally as destructive! Happy day to you. xo
I had Crazylegs the bunny as a kid, but only wild rabbits since then. I’m glad I’m not a gardener:>)
Heidi Mordhorst says
My goodness, Laura–clever, shrewd, and guaranteed to be a hit. I can’t tell you how many kids (boys, usually–let’s face it) are going to love this from the bottom of their putrid hearts. I appreciate your versatility and your ever-vescent idea spout. And also your willingness to go here–I don’t think I could.
Thanks, Heidi. We’ll see if I can get the word out enough to reach them. Nature poetry (not gross) is my favorite, but I have to admit I had fun getting in touch with my disgusting side!
Brenda Davis Harsham says
I have less affection for the garden rabbit since they ate my baby kale last year. I like this humorous poem and the post-it note and “teacher comment” interplay. It looks like a great book kids would eat up. 😉
Thanks, Brenda! I love rabbits–but I am not a gardener. Thanks for sharing on Twitter, by the way–it’s hard spreading the word about a new project!
Brenda Davis Harsham says
I’m still new to Twitter, but yay for funny poetry! 🙂
After the gerbils ate each other, the bird expired, and the chickens croaked, bunny rabbits were not on our list for pets! This looks like a delightful series.
Oh, no–your gerbils ate each other–eek! I’m so glad Louis didn’t even know this was a possibility.