This week I challenged folks to write rhyming chants. What fun! Here's what has been shared so far.
Mary Lee at A Year of Reading (the creator of this challenge) gives us a chant about home, entitled The Solace of Open Places or It's Not the End of the Earth, But You Can See it From Here.I've been working on several different chants. This one highlights some of my favorite animals. When you say it (sing it?) think in the rhythm of the William Tell overture (not too fast and with feeling). Here we go.
You know I love any post that includes the words "a poem for Miss Rumphius." Sam Riddleburger is in with an Empire Strikes Back poem (just for me!).
Diane Davis was not only thinking lines and meter, but lines, color, shape and more in her poem, An Art Lesson.
Madelyn Ruth joins us with a tribute to the Carter family. (Now I must go dig out some CDs and listen!)Daisybug at Things That make me say ... basks in the glow of a day off and gives us a rhyming chant called Snow Day.
sister AE at Having Writ went to the kitchen for inspiration and gives us Searching My Spice Rack.
Beth at Endless Books joins us for the first time with a chant inspired by Harry Potter.
African Mammal ChantIt's not too late if you still want to play. Write your rhyming chant and leave me a comment, then I'll add your poem to the list.
mongoose, leopard, impala
Eland, puku, bontebok
zebra, cheetah, bat-eared fox
ring-tailed lemur, bushbaby
kudu and lechwe
Antelope, red hartebeest
serval, camel, wildebeest
baboon, eland, tsessebe
Meerkat, gemsbok, nyala
giraffe, warthog, hyena
aardvark, aardwolf, pangolin
oribi and lion
On safari, at the zoo,
in some books you'll find them too.
Every color, shape and size,
beauties before your eyes.
If you haven't heard of some of these animals, you can learn more about them at the Southern African Mammals Guide.