Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Poetry Slam!

OK, not really a slam per se... My mother asked us to all memorize a poem for her birthday, in lieu of getting her a gift. She enjoys poetry, and we don't have any money anyway, so this was a good fit for everyone!

Lacy's poem: "Rain, Rain
Went away
Sun came out
With pipe of clay
Blew a bubble
Whole world wide
Stuck a rainbow
On one side"

Lacy's had this poem memorized and ready to go basically since we picked it out a few months ago.

Rose's poem:

"The secret of the polar bear
Is that he wears long underwear."

Except she didn't really have it memorized (not for lack of trying!) and "underwear" comes out something like "unnywayr." She doesn't have her sister's gift of gab, but she does try!

Cooper enjoyed everyone's performances!
Leslie and I forgot to memorize poems ourselves! I recited the first paragraph of the Proclamation to the Family, and Leslie recited the second paragraph. Thank goodness we had something memorized, even if it wasn't a poem!

Dale recited a very animated poem that was a lot of fun (Dale: what poem did you memorize? It was a lot of fun!)

I didn't get a picture of Mark reciting his poem, but it was another long, dramatic poem. Very different style than Dale's poem.

I think Kurt recited Bob Marley lyrics. That was fun! But of course, could we expect Kurt to love another poet as much as Marley?

Dave recited a poem he memorized on his mission, and Dixon recited a poem he wrote as a child.

Regan recited a poem about hippopotamuses (is that how you make it plural? I have no idea.), and I can't remember what poems the rest of the kids recited! It was so fun, though. The kids were all so cute.

Then Regan had to sing "So Long, Farewell," with her mom. At least the first part where they cuckoo.
Lacy was attached to her Grandma

And the little kids rolled around and had fun playing.
Until Rose got so tired she couldn't take it anymore!

Then it was time to go to bed. We had a great time doing this, and hopefully we can have another poetry night again next year! Hopefully Rose can memorize something this time!

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