Friday, May 06, 2011

Poetry Friday - The Grammar Lesson

First, let me shout it from the rooftops, MY GRADES ARE DONE! Phew! The semester is officially over and graduation is this weekend. I really wanted a celebratory poem, but I read this one and couldn't get it out of my mind.
The Grammar Lesson
Steve Kowit

A noun's a thing. A verb's the thing it does.
An adjective is what describes the noun.
In "The can of beets is filled with purple fuzz"

of and with are prepositions. The's
an article, a can's a noun,
a noun's a thing. A verb's the thing it does.

Read the poem in its entirety.
The round up is being hosted by Terry at her new blog, Family Bookshelf (once known as Scrub-a-Dub-Tub). Do stop by and take in all the fine pieces being shared. Before you go, be sure to check out this week's poetry stretch results. Happy poetry Friday all!


  1. Congrats and enjoy your freedom!! (Will you have some, I hope? Even if it's only relative freedom, nothing beats that feeling of being FINISHED!!!)

  2. Yay, Tricia! Happy end of the semester and Happy Mother's Day this weekend. Fun poem. (I haven't been able to stay on Family Bookshelf to see the roundup or list my link - internet fizzles out each time.)

  3. You are right, this one gets stuck in your mind because it is such a song. Well done! You've been amazing this semester in so many ways. Thanks for all you do!