We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other notes yourself.
Happy Poetry Friday, everyone! Although I'm not a teacher, I really enjoy Porcupine Literary, a journal by and for teachers, which is where I read today's poem. Jo Angela Edwins takes a student mistake (confusing astronaut Neil Armstrong with musician Louis Armstrong) and lets her imagination soar: When Louis Armstrong Landed on the Moon.
When Louis Armstrong Landed on the Moon
by Jo Angela Edwins
Quiz question: Who was the first person to set foot on the moon?
Student answer: Louis Armstrong
Picture his space helmet
to accommodate the trumpet.
He must have resembled
a Seussian cartoon:
that polished horn
sticking stiffly through the visor,
the aperture gasketed
tightly with polymers,
a protection against oxygen leaks,
read the rest here
More poems from Porcupine Literary:
To My Student Who Cried for the Creature in Frankenstein
by Dana Kinsey
Sisyphus logs onto his 9AM Zoom class
by m.o. kng
Masque of the Red Death by Aimee Noel
John Wick, in the Classroom, explains his Pedagogy by Chloe N Clark
On Being a Closeted Teacher by Caroline Earlywine
A Word Edgewise has the Poetry Friday round-up. Thanks, Linda!