Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Have You Ever Imagined?



As a child I imagined being able to go places that no one else could go...that were impossible for me to go.  But what's impossible for me, isn't impossible for all, and that's what made it so intriguing as I thought about things as I laid in bed, sat on logs, rowed a boat, and read books.   Enjoy the links.

Have you ever
Imagined walking
On the ceiling
Of your room?
A spider can.

Have you ever
Imagined walking
Into the room
In the mirror?
Alice can.

Have you ever
Imagined walking
On the deepest floor
Of the ocean?
A giant isopod can.

Have you ever
Imagined walking
On the tippy top
Of a very high mountain?
A mountain goat can.

When I was young
I imagined walking
Where no one could go
No one would go
Not yet.

Have you ever
Imagined walking
On the white-gray dust
Of the moon?
No one can.

And then they walked on the moon
Without me.


6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea for a poem. I can just see students doing this too with all their imaginings. But, as for the last one, I liked that you 'turned' it into even more contemplation. I always wanted to walk around like Spiderman!

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  2. I like the pattern of your poem and the change in the end. Picking the poem with the links extends it beyond this page. Imagination is powerful.

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  3. Some years, I do a linked poem project with my students. They build a series of poems around a single theme, in different styles, and then create a document or powerpoint that has links from words to other poems. It's pretty neat. Actually, the mapping out of what will link where is some heavy thinking on their part.
    Thanks for your poem and for reminding me of that project.
    Kevin

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  4. This is a fun way to infuse a poem with research! Love it!

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  5. Did you ever imagine writing and having it go....everywhere!

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  6. Okay...so I'm definitely going to fond a way to get my kids to create one of these very cool poems! Just love those last two stanzas...I still remember watching this on TV,absolutely mesmerized.

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