Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pictures and Poems from Our Short Holiday

There's a reason why some people should come up with the title after the piece has been written. So, I never did get to tell you that my back is aching something awful.
Plus, I told the eighth graders I'd post the Dadaist/Chain poems they'd written (1 line per kid until the time's up). Each group produced a brave effort, considering that some members haven't graduated from the ESL program yet.

Group 1:
I went out for dinner one night.
On my way there, a hobo and I got in a fight.
He was very ugly and he was not very bright.
Then I saw the weirdest sight.
It was a shiny but strange light
that blinded my eyes and was too bright.
It was a strange sight.

Group 2: BAM!
(this was a suggestion to force a rhyme somewhere, but not everybody cottoned to the idea)
Submerged in clouds of thought,
kinda like Jimmy submerged in his loft,
we were about to have our English test today, BAM!
kinda like a smoker enjoying that first joint, BAM! (eighth graders!!!)
It's not good. BAM!
We don't need to test today! BAM!
Yay for us!! BAM!

I think the second group meant to dedicate their poem to Mr. Oviatt. :)

VoilĂ  les pics!


maf said...


glad to know that you were able to spend quality time with your loved ones.
i just luv the pics! especially those of midge's. so cutie!
so long!


spinninglovelydays said...

thanks, maf :)

tin said...

Great pics! Kaya lang I can't seem to see their bigger version. :( I miss you guys! Alf and I are already counting the days :)

spinninglovelydays said...

thanks, christine. i set them on private. i'll be doing that with the rest too, as soon as i figure out how i can do it per set. my lame attempt at keeping midge's pics out of orkut.

aunt chip said...

mi sobrina es muy mona!

spinninglovelydays said...

claro! :)