During our “together time” today we read this poem. After running around under bright blue sky, over squishy grass and with the birds all around us, it seemed like a great choice. We read it together from the computer screen so we could all see the poem as well as hear it. A and S were amazed more by the (lack of) structure to the poem, and the “created” vocabulary. Why am I surprised that A instantly made a connection to Pan or fauns?
I have always loved it -and e.e. cummings- for the imagery. Happy Spring.
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloon man whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisabel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and