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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

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What's A Meadow For?


My teacher asked, “May I implore,
What is a metaphor?”

I thought of fields of butterflies
And daffodils and sunny skies.
My answer caught her by surprise:

A meadow’s for the cows to graze,
A place I spend my lazy days,
Where spiders spin their magic maze
And bumble bees perform ballets.

My teacher smiled and smiled some more.
“Now that’s an answer I adore.
A meadow’s for a metaphor!”


©2009 Charles Ghigna

4 comments:

Linda said...

Wow!
Where spiders spin their magic maze
And bumble bees perform ballets.

Love those lines!

I look forward to your poem a week, and I plan to share them with my students when school begins. : )

FATHER GOOSE said...

Thanks, Linda! You're always so kind to comment on my poems. I can only imagine how lucky your students are to have you as their teacher. Thanks, too, for your great Write Time blog!

Mary Lee said...

I'm glad you found the Poetry Friday round up! The weekly schedule is posted at Kelly Herold's blog, Big A little a.

Love your "metaphor" poem!

FATHER GOOSE said...

Hi Mary Lee! Thanks so much for taking time to direct me to the Poetry Friday schedule. What fun! Also appreciate your kind comment about my metaphor poem. See you at Sylvia's next week!