Saturday, October 31, 2009

October poem

When the house was dark
The trick-or-treaters came
When we turned on the lights
They all stayed away
Ah, kids!

Friday, October 30, 2009

October poem

I finished the cards
Completed the signs
Delivered the calligraphy
Mostly on time
We celebrated birthdays
And our anniversary too
With one trip to Disney
And two to the zoo
This month’s almost over
I sigh with relief
Then I remember –
Jeff’s birthday’s next week!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

October poem

Whoever thinks that the library is a nice, quiet place has never attended a Halloween party for babies and toddlers. :)

Fifteen babies
Crawling across the floor
Or was it fifty?
Pile of puppets
Scatter with the help of
Newly-walking feet
Squirms and
Squeals and laughter
Permeate the room –
Halloween hyper
Must be catching.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

October poem

Here is the poem for today. It is a picture poem, so it probably will not translate well to any forum other than the original blog.

History being
Made as a new rocket launched
From the Kennedy Space Center in Florida
We hope it means history of the
Right kind for
Space and

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

October poem

The other Grandpa
Wanted to go
To the zoo
Last week
We picked today
A day at the
Thinking that
The weather shouldn’t
Be too hot or
We wrong!

Monday, October 26, 2009

October poem

Here is my poem for the day:

October 26th –
Less than two months
Just over eight weeks
Under sixty days
Shopping or
Crafting days
Left until Christmas –
Scared yet?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

October poem

Here is today's poem -- this is what we did with one of the pumpkin patch pumpkins.

The pumpkin was small
Squat and plain
I wanted to make it scary
So I thought about
What scared me most
This year
And then I drew
Two sparkling eyes -- blue
A pert nose
A rosebud mouth
With teeth -- eight
But the pumpkin was cute
Not scary
Then I drew red spots
On the pumpkin's face
So it looked like
A baby
With chicken pox
And that was scary

Saturday, October 24, 2009

October poem

It's a bit of cheat, but here is the third verse to Thursday's poem:

Next year, I might decorate
Gauzy ghosts from a paper plate
Swirling bats in the figure eight
Next year, I might decorate

Friday, October 23, 2009

October poem

Fifteen minutes in the pumpkin patch
Hundreds of pumpkins, no two match
The perfect pumpkin we did snatch --

Then we went out for ice cream.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

October poem

Last year, I did not decorate
Halloween was close to my due date
I put on an orange shirt -- that looked great
Last year, I did not decorate

This year, I did not decorate
Our house is plain, but it's too late
Halloween comes in days -- just eight
This year, I did not decorate

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October poem

Have you ever wondered
What a baby would do
At Disney World
On a fine October day?

Well, I can tell you
What a baby would do
At Disney World
On a fine October day

He rode the tram
Then the ferry
Then he enjoyed a parade
He watched a marching band
He saw Winnie the Pooh
(And Tigger, too)
And played in a honey pot
He bounced with Tigger
On the Pooh ride
He rode a horse
On the carousel
He flew with Dumbo
And then he ate ice cream
He traveled through a Small World
And experienced Philharmagic
Took a train ride
Then another
He saw a show
And fell asleep
He woke for the monorail
And the tram
And talked about his day
All the way home

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October poem

Is Writing's National Day
And I must say
That I did not hear
Of it before this year
But that's OK
I'll play

Monday, October 19, 2009

October poem

Here is today's poem:

What scares you this holiday season?
Is it the warm bath the baby still pees in?
Is it the fever of one-hundred-and-two,
And the nephew who contracted the 'flu?
Is it the Halloween candy you bought for the kids,
But you are afraid will add width to you hips?
Is it the Christmas loot sneaking in stores?
Is it that you have all the stuff for s'mores?
What scares you this holiday season?
So many things -- pick your own reason.

October poem

Here is my poem for yesterday:

Baby has a fever
Daddy has a cold
The puppy's in a lather
Mommy's feeling old

Saturday, October 17, 2009

October poem

At last, a break from the lingering heat
No sweltering air or steaming street
This morning's walk needed warmer clothes
But now the baby has a runny nose

Friday, October 16, 2009

October poem

Happy birthday to you (me!)
We went to the zoo (whee!)
We saw lots of monkeys
And grandmothers, too (hee, hee!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October poem

Busy day, so short poem:

Muggy October
Sheeting rain and thunderstorms --
What welcome relief!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October poem

Amber shine the stars
On the turtle's back
The turtle hugs a bear,
Whose fur is glossy black
In a room designed
For dreams
The toys resemble

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October poem

On the east coast of England
There is a town's main land
Whose graveyard is raised on a hill

And in that old city
Both cobbled and gritty
The harbor is viable still

The city is famed
For its jet and its name
That is given in Dracula's books

The harbor is seen
From tombstones turned green
As the bay the church overlooks

Baltic amber was brought
And with jet it was wrought
To form jewelry fit for the queen

The amber and jet stone
Are of orange and black tone:
The colors of our Hallowe'en.

Monday, October 12, 2009

October poem

Here is my Hallowe'en/October poem for today:

A black cat
Is just that:
A cat that is black
Not a reason to run or a cause for attack
Some kiss
Some hiss
All tease
And can have fleas
All are panthers in miniature
A household addition covered in its fur
A black cat
Is just that:
In our house a welcomed guest
Although I fear
It does appear
My sister's black cat is possessed

October poem

Here is the October poem for yesterday:

The thermometer is reading
Eighty-seven degrees or higher
But I know it's October, because
We're singing Christmas songs in the choir

Sunday, October 11, 2009

October poem

Here is the October poem for yesterday:

Little Thomas charmed his aunts,
Charmed his uncle and grandparents.
He charmed the staff that served our food
By being extraordinarily good
In his high seat he did quietly play
As we celebrated October birthdays.

Friday, October 9, 2009

October poem

For the next few weeks, I am planning to write about October/Fall/Halloween. Here is today's poem:

I refuse to concede defeat
So I went out walking in the evening heat
A breath of autumn might be in the air
But I didn't feel it anywhere
Poor baby was sweating in the stroller
I can't believe this month is October!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

poem du jour


Bright October day
All summer and no autumn --
Baby went swimming


Baby can't sit still
Where I find him is not where
I left him -- How fun!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

poem du jour

Aunt Dianne's birthday --
Baby talked and laughed, until
Phone held to his mouth

Monday, October 5, 2009

poem du jour

A day with Grandma
Means a trip to the park and
Swinging to the sun

Sunday, October 4, 2009

poem du jour

October at night
I stroll around the block -- and
Shirt sticks to my back

Saturday, October 3, 2009

poem du jour

Baby has temper
I wonder where he got it --
Must be his daddy

Friday, October 2, 2009

poem du jour

Hooray! -- No new spots --
Just old ones getter darker --
Baby's on the mend

Thursday, October 1, 2009

poem du jour

No fever today
Baby's cloudy eyes cleared up--
What a lovely night!