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Friday

Preparing Poems for the A to Z Blogging Challenge


The A to Z Blogging Challenge launches forth on April 1st, and Nickers and Ink is ready to roll. 

This time, I’m doing something a little different, highlighting some of my own favorite classic poems (by famous poets), with titles running from A to Z.

Be sure to come back daily, as you never know whether the poems you love most will be featured!

Last year, I created original poems for the entire alphabetical series:


Are you playing along with the A to Z Blogging Challenge?

You can sign up online to join the A to Z Blogging Challenge for 2012. Be sure to check out the Facebook page too. If you do sign up, you will want to add the A to Z Blogging Challenge graphic and link to your blog.

This year, I’ve signed up to do six blogs for the A to Z Blogging Challenge:
Will you “follow” these blogs and nudge me along by reading and commenting? Be sure to leave links to your own posts, if you’re doing the A to Z Blogging Challenge too! That way, my readers can find your blogs as well.

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Monday

St. Pat's and That's Thats

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Limericks are the order of the day on this celebration of the Irish patron saint. Here are a few limericks and poems that particularly pertain to this occasion.


Have you ever tried your own hand at writing limericks? Nickers and Ink has many limericks. These five-lined, tightly metered rhymes are fun to create. Limericks need not be risqué, although many tend to be. But they can also be simply playful.

Limerick is also one of the largest cities in all of Ireland. So why not come up with a limerick or two to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Do you know what’s wrong with this picture?

The horseshoe and four-leaf clovers are traditional symbols of luck. (OK, these two have three, as my friend Mike fittingly and comically points out in his comment. See below.) However, according to lore, a horseshoe should never be tacked up upside-down. Apparently, the luck will fall out. Instead, the horseshoe should be placed as a “U,” so it will catch any good fortune that happens to come along.

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Friday

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

March 2 is the birthday of the late great Dr. Seuss. Although this popular children’s author passed away more than 10 years ago, his award-winning works have taken on lives of their own in the hearts of many generations of readers.

How many of us remember reading our first words aloud from one of these titles?

  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Fox in Socks
  • Go Dog Go
  • Green Eggs and Ham
  • The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
  • Happy Birthday to You
  • Hop on Pop
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • I Can Read with My Eyes Shut
  • If I Ran the Circus
  • If I Ran the Zoo
  • Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?
  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go
  • Oh, the Thinks You Can Think
  • The Sneetches
  • Yertle the Turtle
  • You’re Only Old Once
  • and many more.
 
What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book of all?

And how about those favorite television specials, based on many of these books? Is Christmas TV viewing complete without The Grinch?

Dr. Seuss supposedly pronounced his name to rhyme with “poise,” rather than “puce.” However, for the sake of some Seussian fun on this literary legend for little folk, let’s go with the Anglicized version.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss.
What a world you did produce.
Rhyming comic on the loose,
You crafted humor most obtuse.

We love the tangled tales you spun –
Alliteration on the run
And words invented, just for fun
To teach us reading, one by one.

So thank you, Seuss, we miss you still.
We long for silly stories shrill
And whisper verses penned with skill
That twist and turn and tell and trill.

Today’s your day. We won’t forget.
We’ll weave a silly rhymed vignette.
We’ll tell a tale to show our debt
For appetite for words you’d whet.

c2012 by Linda Ann Nickerson

Theodor Seuss Geisel
(March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991)


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Honoring his birthday, Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” opens this week. Have you seen the movie trailer yet?
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