Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Turtle who was Pink and the Turtle who was Blue

This morning Sophie asked for a poem and I asked which one she wanted, expecting it to be The Jumblies or something else from Edward Lear. Instead she threw me by asking for a poem about a pink turtle and a blue turtle. I was pretty pleased with what I came up with on the spot, and tried to write it down as soon as I had a chance. I was already having trouble remembering it all, but this was as close as I could get.

Once there was a turtle
and she was very blue
She swam down to the ocean floor
and wondered what to do.

There was another turtle
and she was very pink
She swam into a deep dark cave
so she could have a think.

All the other turtles
who saw them said “Who knew
there are turtles who are pink
and others who are blue.”

The blue turtle went swimming
along the coral reef
The turtle who was pink
came swimming underneath.

The turle who was pink said
to the turtle who was blue
“It’s very good to meet you,
and tell me, how are you?”

The turtle who was blue said
to the turtle who was pink,
“You’re a very pretty turtle,”
and she gave a turtle wink.

The turtles said “Let’s marry
and swim to far away”
And the pink and blue turtles
are happy to this day.