Monday, June 6, 2011

A favorite poem

Marie Reading in the Garden

Marie Reading in the Garden by Peder Severin Kroyer

Do you have a favorite
poem you learn by heart
when you were IN SCHOOL?

Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy  painting: Sophia Kramskaya Reading
Sophia Kramskaya Reading
by Ivan Nikolaevich Kramskoy

Girl Reading by Corot


Sara at Come Away With Me said...

My sister memorized The Song of Hiawatha and because she went around reciting it all day long I, too, had it pretty much memorized at the time. I can still say..."on the shores of Gitchi Gumi..." (but I don't know how to spell that! Nor do I recall much more of the poem.

Brenda Williams said...

Bonnie, I had several favorites during my teen years which I have consequently forgotten through failure to recite them. However, we were required to memorize limericks (?sp)...

I wish my room had a door
I don't so much care for a door, But this walking around
Without touching the ground,
Is getting to be quite a bore!


A flea and a fly in a flu,
Were caught & didn't know what to do,
Said the fly, let us flee,
Said the flea, let us fly,
So they flew through a flaw in the flu!

...Isn't it funny what gets trapped in memory?