Saturday, April 21, 2007

A Poem a Day #21

Today’s poem is for Kimberly at lectitans. Kimberly is a high school Latin teacher who may be interested in studying to become a librarian. She posts some excellent and thought-provoking questions for bloggers at lectitans.


GIRAFFE
by Elaine Magliaro

Giraffe is very tall—
but has a voice so small
you never hear him
bark or roar,
sneeze or snore,
screech or howl,
grunt or growl,
caterwaul…
or ever say a word at all.

Perhaps because his head’s so high,

his sounds get lost up in the sky.

3 comments:

Kimberly/lectitans said...

Thank you so much! I've been hoping I'd get a poem.

Grace Lin said...

I love this poem! Of course, I do have a soft place in my heart for giraffes, too.

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Lovely!

When I was in 3rd grade, the teachers would try to herd us into silence by telling us to "be like giraffes."