Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Hat

I think it just takes one little snowflake to start a snowball to go down the hill.

Happy Poetry Friday! I was feeling kind of mistake-y this week. Revisiting my mistakes, experiencing other people's tomfoolery, watching how one mistake can lead to another...which inspired this week's poem. (Is this a form you guys know? I am not sure whether I made it up or had already seen it somewhere.)

Hats by Marco

The Hat
by Tabatha Yeatts

Sara labelled the hat the wrong size
And Ronald bought the hat

Ronald's new hat covered his eyes
And he walked into the cat

The cat jumped and ripped the screen door
And the dog ran outside

The barky dog woke Baby mid-snore
And Baby cried and cried

Her cries spooked a squirrel who raced
And roused a lazing snake

Snake hugged squirrel in a snug embrace...
All due to a hat mistake.


I'm going to take next week off for Thanksgiving, but I hope to still be able to visit some of y'all's blogs to say hi. Hope you have a warm and snuggly holiday! TeacherDance has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Linda!

P.S. I've enjoyed the Human Rights poems I've received very much. Please send yours in by November 30th.


Linda B said...

I'm no expert and don't know if it's a form or not, but I really love it, Tabatha. It's kind of an accumulative poem which is always fun to read aloud. Nice to see the progression. Thanks!

Linda Mitchell said...

Oh, I love it! Even if that snuggly embrace is a bit dangerous for squirrel? I have NO idea of form. But, I think of this as a progression poem. You have a wonderful playful tone even in the midst of an unfolding disaster stemming from a mislabled hat.

Ruth said...

I love your poem of hat tomfoolery!

Catherine Flynn said...

This is so clever, Tabatha! Like both Lindas, I don't know if it's a specific form or not, but it would be fun for kids to come up with their own chain of events based on a "what if?" question. I may have to try this! Thank you for sharing! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!

jan godown annino said...

Fun hat dance, Tabatha!
Luv the rhythm.
Joy to your T-time world.

BJ Lee said...

Hi Tabitha. I hope your mis-takes turn out to be an opportunity for new "takes." Great poem and I love your hat picture too!

Kay said...

What a delightful poem! It reminds of the If you Give a Mouse a Cookie books where one thing leads to another with delightul (if mistake-y) consequences.

jama said...

Fun poem, Tabatha. I love hats and thoroughly enjoyed this sequence of events. Talk about mistakes . . . Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Tara said...

Any mistake that ends with a hug is a worthy mistake :).

Michelle Kogan said...

Love the poem Tabatha, how the story rolls out and builds, and all because of a mismarked "hat" –delightful! Lovely image too. I may be in the background next week also, as we are hosting my husband's family from out to town. Happy Thanks Giving to you and your family, Cheers!

Joyce Ray said...

All of the above, and if it isn't a form already, it's yours! Love how you managed a rhyme scheme all while coming up with appropriate images for this progression poem. Well done!

Carol said...

Is there a name for this genre of poem? If not, there should be! So fun! And I love the photograph! All that color!

Brenda at FriendlyFairyTales said...

Wonderful one! Feels like the start of a picture book.

Buffy Silverman said...

Love the links between the couplets. If it wasn't a form before, it is now!

Susan Bruck said...

I don't know if it's a form, but it's a fun poem. Funny and true--it doesn't get much better than that!