Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I: Isabella's Iambic Pentameter

This month I am participating in the April 2012 Blogging From A-Z Challenge. I will be blogging every day this month with Sundays off (except for April 1) using a letter of the alphabet in order from A through Z. So, Basically, beginning with April 1, my topic will be themed on something with the letterA, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until I finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.

My granddaughter,  the sweetest girl I know, will soon be celebrating her eighth birthday.  A month ago her mother recognized that Isabella was having difficulty telling time.  It wasn't that she didn't know how.  She couldn't see the numbers on the clock.  

I: Isabella
Another feeble attempt at Iambic Pentameter.

Is a Belle I once knew before today
the one who sang about short stout teapots?
Is a Belle I once knew before today
the one who stayed not near twenty one days?
Is a Belle I once knew before today
the one who held onto White Bear turned gray?
Is a Belle I once knew before today
the one who kept magic turtles close by?
Is a Belle I once knew before today
the one who danced in twirls of pink now blue?
Is a Belle I once knew before today
the one who viewed the world through eyes of gauze?
Is a Belle I know who comes here today
the one who gazes clear eyed now through bright lenses?



I hope her new glasses don't take all of the rose coloring away, not for a long, long time at least.

I have created a page for Anna's Diary.  It can be found under the Tab titled Anna's Diary.
I have posted all of the entries to date there, starting with January 1, 1929.


Here is today's entry from Anna's Diary
Wed. April 10 1929
Elsie, Mimie and I went for lunch to Elizabeth M's in Arlington.  Spent pleasant afternoon. At night Marietta with George and Corinne came.  We played bridge and I served.

To see more A-Z posts click here.

5 comments:

  1. Lovely poem for a lovely grandchild :)























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  2. Not a feeble attempt at all! Actually enjoyed it:)


    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com
    Dropping by from the A-Z!

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  3. beautiful grandaughter! I know she gives you much pleasure! Yes, those rose colored glasses that children wear are so endearing! I know my 7 year old grandson has such a magnificent view of the world, I wish he could keep it forever! Love your poem too!

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  4. Thanks, Holly.

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  5. What a sweet poem and an adorable picture. I am insanely intimidated by iambic pentameter (but I'm addicted to alliteration apparently).

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