2018 – Happy New Year

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Happy New Year to all those who have interacted with me on the Green Monkey Publications website, as well as to those who might have just come across this particular creative space for the first time. Sebastian de Ververt joins me and Craig Carden by saying:

Have de Happee New Year.

Have de fun.

Have de laughter.

Don be naughtee.

Well, not too much…

Take care. Stay healthee.

Keep swinging creativelee.

Frum Sebastian de Vervet,

everyone’s favourite jumpee monkey

 

 

 

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A Gift for Life

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A Gift For Life

To every mother and father,

and gran and grandpa, too.

Here’s an important message

that’s meant just for you.


If you want the child in

your life to get ahead.

You need to expand his mind.

You need to feed what’s in his head.


Read aloud to your child

every day of your life.

Read stories about anything,

even those that are fantastic and wild.


You’ll build his vocabulary.

Help him to think.

He’ll be able to visualise

and become very wise.


As readers are leaders,

help him become one, too.

Let him learn of this.

Let him learn of that.


Start reading him a story.

Begin right now.

Go adventuring.

Go exploring.

One word at a time.

Whether it’s prose,

or whether it’s rhyme,

you’ll give him a gift for a lifetime.


PS. I didn’t mean to offend.
I truly did not.

Don’t think of me as a beast

as this doesn’t come least:

If your child is a girl,

of course you’ll read just

as much to her, too.

 ©  Andrew Pender-Smith


















 

 

Underwater Poems Done as Acrostics

ocean-life-215133__480Here are eight acrostic poems dealing with the sea and some of the creatures that live within briny depths. Four are offered today and four tomorrow. In time they will form part of a poetry book dealing with nature and animals. If any of you have read earlier postings, you will have learnt that I use, and encourage others to use, poems as educational tools in a variety of ways. Here goes with the first four underwater poems.

 Bubbles

Bountiful

under the sea

billowing

beautifully

lightly

endlessly streaming

serenely

 

Seaweed

Swaying

elegant

art

wonderfully blooming

entire flowery gardens

exotic and silently

dancing

 

Octopus

Occupied, waiting

crafty

tangled tentacles

ominously

pondering the next catch of

unsuspecting fish

swimming too, too close …

 

Fish

Fabulous flaming jewels

intimate with light and shadow

silently swimming

hanging orbs in cold, clear waters.

 

The next four poems follow tomorrow. 

Super Cool Doodle Bug Art Genius

Super Cool Doodle Bug

Super Cool Doodle Bug Art Genius

 Greetings,

A Confession Session:

Don’t blame the boys in

the neighbourhood.

Don’t blame the lonely old man in

the park with nothing to do.

Don’t blame the girls on their bikes

or the guy with the blue spiky hair

for the amazing graffiti on the wall.

I’m the doodle bug that sneaks out

in the dark.

Lightning quick on the draw,

if you’ll excuse the pun,

I take pictures from in my head

and put them on the wall.

I think it’s super cool to

see people’s faces in the morning.

Who put that there?

Amazing. Wizard. Magic.

Absolutely wicked!

This run-down place is now an art space,

a gallery of wild imagination.

Yo, bro.

Check it out, man.

So don’t blame anyone but me

for the art work that’s blowing your mind away,

and it’s absolutely free.

From the doodle-bugging art genius that’s

really, really

ME

                      ©   Andrew Pender-Smith

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This poem comes from a collection of seventy five poems called FANTASTIC SPACEY RACY THING AND LOTS AND LOTS OF OTHER POEMS by Andrew Pender-Smith. The collection can be found at  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GQ6DIRE

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