Spring Will Come - octologue

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Registered: 01-28-2000
Spring Will Come - octologue
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Wed, 04-17-2013 - 11:33am

Spring Will Come!

The front page headline

Is a hoax

Designed to

Fuel us with false hope

And send us

Running to

Garden stores.

Roberta

 

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Registered: 07-13-2008
Fri, 04-19-2013 - 3:45pm

Roberta, I commented on this poem before, and then my internet went down and I couldn't send my message. I really am trying to keep participating here, but to have to go through 5 or 6 windows every time you want to make a reply really dampens your enthusiasm!!

Nice to see your poem. My first inclination is to ask why you're so suspicious Tongue Out, but I gotta admit that a newspaper headline that does nothing but announce that the next season is coming is enough to make anyone wonder what's up. 

I took Pat's Poem in your Pocket Day to our school and the kids had a fun time challenging each other yesterday. The real challenge was for the listener to stand there for a whole long poem--and for poems in other languages--we made ours multilingual!

Jackie

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Registered: 01-28-2000
Mon, 04-22-2013 - 5:10pm

Hi Jackie,

The article described how local garden stores are strying to bring customers in druing what is usually their busy season.

Congratulations for inspiring your students to write and recite poems with very little time to prepare. How much time did you give them  to write or choose the poems? Was there a common theme?

Roberta