More blended fun

Hi everyone,

Thank you Jane Yolen and Matt Forrest for chipping in with poems based on the prompt CR. “Crazed” and “Croissants & Crackers” are great fun and good examples of how wordsmiths can take off from any point and find clever ways to amuse and entertain. I’m eager to see poems from others and know that some of you are still at work. By the way, here’s mine. It’s part of the LEARNING THROUGH POETRY series I mentioned earlier. I cast it in two voices. When my co-author Mary Jo Fresch and I went to California to record all the poems, we had a fine time reciting the girl or boy parts respectively. In this case, I was “Croc” and she was “Cricket.”

Croc and Cricket
David L. Harrison
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(Croc)
A crocodile and a cricket
Fell in love.
He crooned, “I’m crazy about you,
Wuvvy-dove.”
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(Cricket)
The cricket cried, “I’m lucky
That we met!
I wuv you more than cracker
Crumbs, my pet.”

(Croc)
“I wuv you more than crabs,”
Her lover cooed.

(Cricket)
She said, “My darling, eating
Critters is rude.”

(Croc)
But snooky-wookums,” he said,
“I crave my meat!”

(Cricket)
She whispered, “Honey-bunny,
You’re so sweet.”

(Croc)
He croaked, “No crow or crane
To crunch and crack?”

(Cricket)
“Not even,” she said, “a crispy
Crawfish snack.”

(Croc)
To give the croc credit,
He didn’t fight,

(Cricket)
But he did insist on ice cream
Every night.

© 2013 Shell Education Publishing, Inc.
Reprinted with permission of David L. Harrison

Learning through Poetry

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4 comments on “More blended fun

  1. Oh what fun to record those poems! Your poems beg to be read aloud…this one is a gem. AND everyone should hear you read Shirley the Shark…such fun doing the “over-under” guesses with the editors who were listening in. Sincerely…the Cricket 🙂

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