Gift

JOSIE'S POEMS

Dactylic Poetry/
Shadowing Song/Music etc
to make a poem of your own


By Josie Whitehead

Monkey
Pink Birthday Cake
Wrapped Gift

MY FAVOURITE WHATNOTS

(Dactylic Metre)
Also a 'shadow' poem of

My Favourite Things
So why not sing this poem?


By Josie Whitehead

My Favourite Wot-Nots - Dactyllic
Coffee and Croissants
Josie & David 1.jpg
Dancing in Pink

Bright coloured packages tied up with ribbons;

Monkeys and lemurs and sweet baby gibbons;

      Presents and birthday cake, gooey and creamy;

      Pretty pink dresses that make me feel dreamy!

 

Blue sky above me and bright purple heather;

Picnics with friends when we have sunny weather.

    Days I enjoyed with my father and mother;

    Learning to share when along came a brother.

 

Coffee and croissant with friends in the morning;

Putting on weight?  Well I should heed the warning!

     Grandchildren call me to join in their playing,

     So there's no more to say and no point in staying!

 

                                                     Goodbye . . . .

 

 

*  'Whatnots' is a common English expression meaning various things of various descriptions.  eg:  'I'm doing some washing today and if you have any whattnots that need washing, put them out.'  'Everyone brought a variety of whatnots for the school sale.' 

Dactylic metre:  DUM diddy DUM diddy - The emphasis on the first syllable followed by 2 smaller syllables.  COFFee and CROISsant with - - etc