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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Friday, April 22, 2011

If a Teardrop

 This week at Friday Poetically, we were challenged by Brian to compose a poem from a list of words used in Shel Silverstein's poem One Inch Tall.

If a teardrop were a balloon
Carried to school, loved, a blue friend
Whispered to before you go to sleep tonight
Soon...magic!
From blue to green, yellow, sunny
Only a dream?
Go try!
 

11 comments:

Bryan M. White said...

I loved that book when I was a kid.

Marian said...

aw! so charming and nicey.

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Very playful, just like Silverstein's poetry.

Brian Miller said...

ha. if a teardrop were a balloon...this really is magical...excellent!

Louise said...

Nice poem ~ well done with the prompt! : )

ॐ Rabbit said...

I love Shel Silverstein. I have all of his books - many from way back when. The Giving Tree I have had since I was five. Still as magical today as it was then.

Great piece, btw. As always.

Lolamouse said...

Rabbit-Thank you so much! Shel Silverstein is one of my favs as well. I always give kids one of his poetry books as a gift to get them hooked on poetry. I consider it a personal mission!

lucychili said...

nice inversion, teardrop to balloon

libithina said...

my first hearing of Shel Silversteins work (UK)~ and loved it ~ such a delight what you conjured from the word bank ~ adorable !! ~ sunny *smiles* ~ Lib ~ @libithina ~ have a lovely easter xx

M. A. S. said...

WOW! I love this. I made read it to my girls. "loved by a blue friend" and the last line, "go try!" I think I will.

Thanks for this poem.

Rachel Hoyt said...

What a fun idea! I liked your poem's playfulness and think Shel would too. :)