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As this is The Wednesday Poetry Corner, and I am celebrating reading Bellamy The Butterfly at Wisley Gardens this weekend, I thought I would give you a snippet of the story ~ all in rhyme!
…And Pa said, “Bellamy is a magician.
Showing us change and transformation.”
And Rosie said, “That’s a very big word.
That word is a word that I’ve never heard.”
“It means from a-this,” said Pa, “to a-that;
When a thing changes shape from a round to a flat.
Or a thin to a fat, or a big to a small,
Or a wet to a dry, or a low to a tall.
And Bellamy’s clever at making the switch.”
And Rosie asked Pa, “Is he like a witch ~
Changing snails into horses and frogs into bats,
And dragons to princes and toads into cats?”
And Bellamy flew on his butterfly way.
“Don’t go,” said Rosie, “I’d like you to stay.”
And Bellamy said, as he fluttered away,
“There’ll be no frogs or princes today.
My magic is simple ~ with no cats for me ~
I begin as an egg on a leaf on a tree.”
(c) Niamh Clune 2013
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Transformation. What a lofty subject. It occurs to me that little ones have more of a visceral understanding and therefore have understanding that if fed is profound.
I agree Gretchen. I have found that they LOVE BIG words and really enjoy saying them. So I hoped to bring out the magic of this idea and to explain what it means via the examples.:-)
Simply delightful. What a wonderful way to learn a new word. Love it!
Thank you Darlene. I like telling stories around words.
Loved the rhyme! You’re good at telling stories around words.
I think telling stories around words is a delightful way of broadening a child’s vocabulary and comprehension. Thank you, Patricia.
It sounds wonderful! 😀
Thank you, Erik!