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A poem to bring you joy!


"Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is a speaking picture"says Simonides.I couldn’t agree more. I love poetry and have read poetry to my children ever since they were babies , and now they love it too.



This lovely poem is taken from a book that I often read to them.I love the illustration that accompanies it, as well.Click on picture to enlarge

Why do I like this poem? Because, like most of the ones I like, there is a beautiful play of words.It is so simple, such beautiful thoughts, most of all , it makes you think. Don’t you agree?
Some Opposites
Richard Wilbur

What is the opposite of riot?
It is
lots of people keeping quiet.

The opposite of doughnut? Wait
A minute while I meditate
This isn’t easy. Ah! I’ve found it.
It’s
a cookie with a hole around it.

What is the opposite of two?
A lonely me,a lonely you.

The opposite of a cloud could be
A white reflection in the sea
Or
a huge blueness in the air
Caused by the cloud’s not being there

The opposite of opposite?
That’s much too difficult.I quit.

Comments

  1. This is very sweet and clever. I am going to have to remember to show it to my daughters.

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  2. What a lovely little poem :-) I like the play on words too. I especially like the sentiment behind the opposite of two.

    Poetry and art - definitely just different ways of expressing something.

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  3. I've always liked the 'opposite of'..maybe readers could suggest others..but how come we never hear of a building being 'Mollished' or prices being called reduced,were they ever 'Duced' in the first place?

    I loved the poem..

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  4. well... I do love word play...don't see it here though. Atleast..not challenging enough.
    BTW..opposite of opposite is similar.

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  5. Very cute and clever! Kind of reminds me of Dr. Seuess - so love his stories for young and old.

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  6. Oh I love that poem! This is exactly the kind of poem I know, one that is simple but full of interesting ideas. Thanks for that :)

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  7. I write some twaddle don't I?

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  8. Niall--U dont! What U wrote was clever.

    Hershey:It is a CHILDREN's poem.If you were 7,not 21, you would find it challenging!

    Katherine:I Love Dr.Suess too.Have a large collection of his books for my kids.

    Bob-kat: I too loved the sentiment."lonely me,lonely you"

    Rayne:Did you read it to your daughters?Did they like it?

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  9. very funny and clever.What a lovely poem it is !

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  10. I have just read through a bunch of your posts. You are alright, lady!!!
    Visit me sometime...and I will be back.
    Found you through Gawpo.
    Cheers!

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  11. Absolutely loved this poem for its sweet rhyme and its great imagination!

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  12. haha.. so nice :-)
    sweet and meaningful.

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