Gordon’s Garden

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

Gordon’s garden’s started growing
unexpected things,
and though it sounds unusual
they all have beaks and wings.

His garden grew a hummingbird,
a heron, and a hawk,
a pelican, a parakeet,
a pigeon, and an auk.

It grew a cuckoo and a crow,
an ostrich and an owl,
an eagle and an egret
and assorted other fowl.

A mockingbird, an oriole,
a chicken and a duck.
It’s fun to watch his garden grow,
and chirp, and flap, and cluck.

It turns out growing gardens
full of birds is not so hard,
and Gordon got his crop
by planting birdseed in the yard.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2010. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: Animal Poems, Science and Technology Poems, Wacky Weirdness

Poetic Techniques: Alliteration, Assonance, Irony, List Poems, Narrative Poems

 


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider


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