Friday, May 1, 2009

Poetry Friday

I thought I would continue the dance theme of this week and share a dance poem. If you missed my Dancing to 12 songs in 12 Locations, see it here!
I do love to dance, and so do kids. I remembered writing a dance poem a few years back, so I reached into my archives (my used spiral notebooks) until I found this one. (And yes, we really do have a family dance party occasionally!).
Poetry Roundup is at allegro today!


On a rainy day
With nothing to do,
My mom and dad-
They tried something new.

Dad turned on some tunes.
Turned it up a mile.
Mom wiggled her hips
With an impish smile.

She grabbed my hand
And gave me a twirl.
Then Dad swung around
Our baby girl.

We crumped, we bumped.
We danced the slide.
We popped and locked,
Swayed side to side.

It’s such a blast!
We dance every week.
But I close the curtains,
So my friends can’t peek!

-----Kelly Polark

Today is the first day of National Picture Book Writing Week (NaPiBoWriWee)! I am participating even with the already busy week ahead of me.
The basic rules? Write 7 complete and separate picture books in one week. Each picture book must have a clear beginning, middle, and end. There is no required minimum word count because picture book lengths can vary from 50 words to 2000 words, depending on the genre. Do you want to do this with me? Register now with Post your progress on your site each day.
I have nine ideas so will just start writing (revisions will come later)! Wish me luck!


jama said...

Loved it!! You're my favorite dancing queen. :)

Keri Mikulski said...

What a beautiful poem, Kelly. :)

Enjoy your picture book week.

Kim Kasch said...

Love those poems and dancing too, love them both just like you!

WOW 7 in one week - don't know if I could do that but here's a cheer! for you my dear!

Hope you get the books all done
Let us know if this challenge is fun
and if you meet it, beat it, or like Weird Al would say, Just Eat IT!

Kelly said...

Why thank you, dear Jama!
Thank you, Keri!
Ha! Love the poems, Kim!

adrienne said...

Great poem! It's been a while since we had any dance sessions like that at our house.

PJ Hoover said...

Good luck with the picture book writing! You'll have a blast!

Sliding on the Edge said...

Keep on dancing, Kelly.

Big Plain V said...

What a fun lil' poem. I've actually been kind of poetry starved lately.

Good luck with the picture books, my friend.

DebraLSchubert said...

You go, girl! Love the poem. I think you should post more of your dancing. Maybe you could make that a weekly feature???

Lori Degman said...

Kelly, I don't know which I liked better - the poem or the dancing! Way to shake it!


Rena said...

Great poem! Good luck with your PBs as well!

Angela said...

Awwww... sweet and fun! I love family dance time! Glad you and your family carry on the tradition!

Anita said...

Do we get to read the picture books?

Color Online said...

Way cool. You must be a real hoot. Sounds like a very fun house to grow up in. Thanks for coming by.