Deep Thoughts, by Rilla

January 21, 2011 @ 7:31 am | Filed under:

A poem by Rilla, age 4 1/2.



That is to say, “Cup can drink out of itself.” Got a bit of a zen-riddle quality, doesn’t it? Even more so, in the multicolor crayoned original.

Today is Poetry Friday. Rilla was inspired to write a poem (this was one day last week) after Rose and Beanie and I had made one of our frequent visits to The Poem Farm. Amy’s funny, fresh, thoughtful verses make you want to start playing with words yourself.

Today is also the Feast of St. Agnes—which, falling on a Friday, kind of begs a reading of Keats’s “The Eve of St. Agnes,” doesn’t it?

This week’s Poetry Friday roundup an be found at A Teaching Life.

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    tanita says:

    There is a possibility that hands can also hold themselves.

    ::nods sagely and feels very Zen::

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    sarah says:

    Love it.

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    Carlie says:

    She made me smile, and so did you. 🙂 Wish we could have seen a shot of the “crayoned original” as you described.

    Have to go look up St. Agnes now. I have always loved her name.

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    Zoe says:

    Hi There (;
    I really enjoyed the Martha series and was wondering if you had any plans to write some more books for the series?
    I would love to read one about how she moves to america and marries lewis tucker.
    Thanks, and what a cute poem ^^

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    Mary Lee says:


    Why am I not surprised that there is a 4.5 year-old poet in The Bonny Glen??