Poem In Your Pocket Day is fun to play.
The poem in my pocket is my original little ditty, created this month for an outdoors presentation where no alligators showed up. But they could have – it’s Florida here, all day & night.
Watch that mouth
Or we will land in alligator jail!
If you are a wrangler of pre-K & K you may already be practicing this as a finger play poem, with hand signs for each line.
I hope you have fun with it! I’ll be bringing it to some little ones soon.
BERNICE SCHENCK de REGNIERS
The bouncy Poem In Your Pocket Day name, derives from the bouncy opening words of Beatrice Schenk de Regniers’ beloved creation.
KEEP A POEM IN YOUR POCKET
by Beatrice Schenk De Regnigers
Keep a poem in your pocket
and a picture in your head…
These lines are repeated often, but
for today I plucked them,
tucked in a favorite
illustrated poetry book, INNER CHIMES,
selected by Bobbye S. Goldstein
& illustrated by Jane Breskin Zalben.
And besides ordering the book yourself,
you can read the entire poem here online at a handy clip n’ paste site.
The end of April means the end of what has been a packed
poetry month of postings.
Collectively, the 2015
National Poetry Month Progressive Poem has swum ashore.
What Are You Wearing to National Poetry Month is all beautifully buttoned up.
Rhyming Picture Book Month pages are all well-read.
And at this page’s end space is my Rhyming Picture Book Month Report
(when you go there it’s incomplete – finishing from notes, presently
ARTSPEAK has hung the last lovely poem and image
hotTEAS of Poetry have steeped sweetly – but did you catch the outlier?
It was all a right fine rumble & I am tickled to be
included in the presentations, either by direct invitation or by commenting. Appreciations, ever’body!
This is my Poetry Friday Post – please visit our host & see what May be in store for you at Space City Scribes.
And, although I’m writing & posting this on April 30, 2015, a Thursday, my communication with my site is such that it & I are dwell in another time zone, meaning, I’m ahead of myself! That’s cool.