Poetry Friday Reading Themes Water Tales

Poetry Friday: I’m Wrestling with an Octopus

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Our Poetry Friday offering today comes from American writer of children’s poetry, Jack Prelutsky. Known for his wacky and delightful verses, he was Named the first Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2006. In keeping with our bimonthly theme, Stream of Stories and Whispering Water Tales, here is his poem taken from “A Pizza the Size of the Sun.” While I have yet to learn Myra’s trick of superimposing text and images through the iPhone, I managed to just edit this piece and toyed around with the grunge filter. Today’s Poetry Friday roundup is hosted by Heidi from My Juicy Little Universe.


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Click on the image to be taken to the websource.

Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

3 comments on “Poetry Friday: I’m Wrestling with an Octopus

  1. Hahaha, Fats–thank you for the chuckle. I especially love the last 4 lines of the first stanza–and that picture! Merry 2013!


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  3. Thanks for joining in the Solstice edition of Poetry Friday–I can’t help but notice that for many of us poets for children, competing with Jack Prelutsky for airtime/shelfspace is like wrestling with an octopus! : ) Happy holidays to all at Gathering Books!


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