Iris, Misunderstood

Passionate Iris

Loves me so.

She flags me down,

And says, “Don’t go!

You look delicious,

If not nutritious.

One slurp is all I need.”


Passionate Iris,

Silly goose

With her gaggle of girlfriends

On the loose.

“Not YOU, just WATER,” the irises shout,

And pant with their tongues hanging out.


34 thoughts on “Iris, Misunderstood

        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          Actually, I used puppets and props a lot and made my voice funny, doing mini puppet shows (without the stage – just sitting on my chair with the kids on the mat around me) and we learned a lot of things “from those puppets.” I had a teddy bear that interacted with a lot of the kids. He had very movable arms and legs and his head was moved easily, so he was very animated when he talked to the kids about the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, or whatever we were learning that day.The kids paid close attention to the bear. More than they might have if I’d just stood there and said the same things.

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          1. Luanne

            Oh, I love it!! I can just imagine this. So much easier for kids to communicate this way. On a tiny bit related note, I sent my great niece a video on her grandpa’s phone of me and one of my cats and he said she watched it 7 times in a row, fascinated by me talking behind the cat.


  1. Marsha

    Lovely Iris and poetry Anneli; the Iris’ are abounding, like the slurp and gaggle of them
    A few I have , are scented, smell like grape freshie. Grapealade, slurp.

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