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Poems as art
Posted by: Akire (
Date: October 14, 2003 09:34AM

Hi, I am looking for samll poems that I might use in colaboration with photos and children's drawings on my downstairs hallway wall. Nothing too dramatic, and perhaps not too well known...something...that meshes with ideas of family and home. Any ideas...I will write them directly onto the wall.

Re: Poems as art
Posted by: Marian-NYC (12.154.236.---)
Date: October 14, 2003 12:06PM

I say, go for originals.

Obtain some children (by legal means, if possible), show them the pictures, and ask them to write or dictate comments. What they say will be better than anything we forum-goers come up with.

Here's something my (then) five-year-old nephew wrote recently for school:

I live a peaceful life.
When we have a problem
my Mom fixes it.

(Ben Erickson, Anchorage AK)

Re: Poems as art
Posted by: Pam Adams (134.71.192.---)
Date: October 14, 2003 02:33PM

by legal means, if possible

If you wait until Nov. 1, the post-Halloween sugar high should get you some free ones from exhausted parents.

Re: Poems as art
Posted by: Marian-NYC (
Date: October 14, 2003 08:02PM

Not very child-like, but it came to mind:

"Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in."

(from "The Death of the Hired Man" by Robert Frost)

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