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In honor of Poetry Month, Easter, Passover,
and all things rabbity, my free-verse picture book,
To Rabbittown, originally published by Scholastic,

is 99 cents on iTunes, Kindle, Nook–yippee!

Download the free Kindle for PC 
if you don’t have an eReader.
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for more children’s poetry links go to
this delicious blog:
Jama’s Alphabet Soup

Wait...what do you mean it needs some editing?????

No, I disagree...I really think the words, "severed head" work in this poem.

Yeah, well, thanks for your suggestions. Let me think about them; NO.

I do believe I'm entitled to a nap after an exhausting session ripping my poem apart..

This is Eli. Pronounced eeee-lye.

Hi there!  Welcome to RuffDrafts.com–I’m glad you’re here!

My original poems, posted each day of National Poetry Month 2013, are imperfect. Messy.  This is your chance to sneak a peek behind the scenes—before a poem is polished and published! (For my poems in 2010, 2011 & 2012, click on the Poetry link in the menu above.)

My friend Bruce Balan and I critique each other’s poems every day…so you’ll see Bruce’s comments on some of the poems.

Thanks for following so well.  I’m tempted to take you to the dog park and let you romp off-leash… Ready?  Let’s begin!

 

April 16

IF OUR HOUSE WERE ON FIRE, WHAT WOULD I TAKE?


IF OUR HOUSE WERE ON FIRE, WHAT WOULD I TAKE? ~ rough draft

I would take you
just you…

you…just you
and the usual zoo:

the tortoise and frog and our noodle-brain dog
and the cat that purrs if I could only find her

And Mom’s grand piano, my scarf from Berlin
Dad’s old typewriter and my violin

and you.

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This is a list poem in rhymed couplets.
I loved thinking about this question…what WOULD I take?

The scarf is from a thrift shop in Berlin…I wrap my violin in it.

Bruce liked this one.


Eli contemplating what he’d take…

poem © 2013 April Halprin Wayland. All rights reserved

One Response to “IF OUR HOUSE WERE ON FIRE, WHAT WOULD I TAKE?”

  1. Therese says:

    hello!

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