April 7th, 2012 by Karen
It’s April, and you know what that means… Well, yes, it’s probably going to rain a lot. But I was actually referring to National Poetry Month!
I know not everyone is into poetry, and I understand. Some poetry is crazy difficult to understand, and some poetry is very dull. Other poetry, well, it’s just plain bad — for example, the poetry I wrote when I was a teenager! But poetry can be fun, especially when you feel free to get silly with it. Which I am about to do!
Last year, I had such a blast writing booktalk poetry that I decided to do it again. So prepare yourself to be wowed by my amazing skillz!
Obviously, I have to start with a limerick:
There once was a girl named Jamie.
And I know she’d totally slay me,
But I read her secret notes;
There’s a zillion funny quotes!
C’mon, can you really blame me?
Then I thought it would be fitting to write a haiku for this book, which is about a doll that the Japanese government gives to America as a token of friendship:
If you’re a girl who
Likes historical fiction,
This book is for you.
Not bad, eh? Well, I saved the best for last! Here is my ode to a little green guy who holds my heart:
Meet Origami Yoda.
He’ll give you some advice.
But can you really trust him?
I suggest that you think twice.
Is it truly Yoda’s wisdom,
Or could it be his maker, Dwight?
Some suggestions work out great;
Others don’t seem right.
Tommy really needs to know,
‘Cuz he asked about romance.
Is this just a joke by Dwight,
Or should he take a chance?
If you wanna know what happens,
Then you gotta read the book.
And there’s also a fun sequel
That’s totally worth a look.
I also heard that soon,
There’s gonna be a Book 3.
You know I’m gonna get it,
‘Cuz it’s about… a wookiee!
Well, I hope these poetic book reviews have inspired you — to write your own, read the books, or hopefully both! If you decide to give it a go, please share the results in the comments. I would love to see what you create!