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Right now I'm listening to "An Irish Country Village" by Patrick Taylor, reading "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen and knitting Wisconsin Wintersocks. And casting off the lace shawl I've been working on since I last posted.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Hansel & Gretel

Cass had an assignment to write a poem in the style of a famous poet. Frost? Yeats? Wordsworth? Sandburg? Angelou? No, she chose Roald Dahl a la Revolting Rhymes and wrote the following, to which she owns all the copy rights. All I did was buy her books to feed this fierce imagination of hers.

Hansel and Gretel walked along
In perfect step, singing a song,
Looking for a nice old crone
Who'd let the kiddies eat her home.
"I think," said the smallish German child,
"We'll have to find one who's less wild.
The last one was completely wack
While restraining her I threw my back."
"Yes," sweet young Gretel agreed,
"I know just the place to do this deed."
So they wandered far away from home
Into the forest, all alone.
When they arrived, dear Hansel spied
The old crone's house and nearly died.
The house was made of gingerbread,
Fat Hansel almost fell down dead.
Gretel grabbed his arm and with all her wattage
Launched herself upon the cottage.
They ate and ate and ate some more,
Until they lay there, on the floor
Completely incapacitated,
It seemed, my dears, that this was fated.
Soon enough, a witch came out
And promptly turned the kids to sprouts.
A lesson ev'ry child needs to learn:
Avoid all sins, for they will turn
You into something grosser by far
Than the little twit you already are.

4 Comments:

Anonymous smf said...

Way to go Cass. What a unique imagination, in all aspects.

Hooray for all the books you've bought, scrounged, traded, rescued and gifted (not to mention harbored) over the years Gail. They certainly are the resource for endless exploration and imagination. Never a dime wasted.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Jan said...

Cass is reeeeally multi-talented! Captain Sharpie writes as well as illustrates!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous rlf said...

but for the use of the term "wattage," i'd say this is something to be pursued.

btw, the word i have to type to post this is "kaflt," of which i think something should be made...

6:04 AM  
Blogger ClaireLeah said...

This truly made me LOL (laugh out loud). Good job Cass!

2:49 PM  

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