Wallow in Wonder Poem 4: Wonder #641: "What Makes Glitter Sparkle?"

Apr 4, 2016

1
Paul W. Hankins

I try to be careful when I use a term like "simple verse" when referencing children's poetry, but one of the elements of children's poetry that I love is its "accessibility." I make no claims that writing what reads like simple verse is a simple task.

I know better.

I've tried and tried to write in this particular style and I tend to overshoot every time. I'd like to play with some simple verse today inspired by Wonder #641: What Makes Glitter Sparkle?":


"No Problem Glitter Couldn't Solve"


Gladys threw glitter from the can;

the glitter hit the ceiling fan.


Glitter spread throughout the air,

glitter, glitter everywhere.


Like a sparkly rainstorm from the sky,

glitter low and glitter high.


Glitter here and glitter there,

glitter, glitter in my hair.


Glitter, glitter on my way home,

now I have a sparkly comb.


Gladys, Gladys, here's a plan--

please keep the glitter in the can.



Share:
1 Comment

Latest Posts from Our Lead Ambassadors:

Lisa Silmser Oct 4, 2017

Birthday Controversies

My school district has a Wellness Policy that strongly encourages the teachers to enforce restrictions on classroom treats and candy. The intention ...

0
Edwards Family Apr 7, 2014

Is it raining resources?

Since it is raining outside today, I decided to go to one of my favorite resource sites to do a search for “rain” to see what I could find!The ...

0
Brasdis-Nixon Family Dec 21, 2012

Our WONDERful trip

By: Samantha BrasdisHow do I even begin to explain how amazing our trip was?  I could go into immense detail and precise explanations, however, I ...

0