Mindy Newton

The poetry of Mindy Newton

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Little Sweaters

Little sweaters for my feet,

Soft and stretchy, fit so neat.

Little sweaters for my hands,

Ten long fingers, two round bands.

Put a sweater on my head,

And I'm out the door to sled.

The softest for my neck I choose,

Wear it to prevent Achoos.

When the days are cold as ice,

Only sweaters work so nice.

Bundled-up, I couldn't play,

Papoose-swaddled through the day,

I must move, must run and jump,

Stumble on a snowy bump,

Climb the hill and slide back down,

Make that snowball-thrower frown.

Sweaters work for me to play,

Sweaters night and sweaters day,

Sweaters are my winter skin,

Without sweaters, I'd stay in!

Mindy Newton

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Little Sweaters

Little sweaters for my feet,

Soft and stretchy, fit so neat.

Little sweaters for my hands,

Ten long fingers, two round bands.

Put a sweater on my head,

And I'm out the door to sled.

The softest for my neck I choose,

Wear it to prevent Achoos.

When the days are cold as ice,

Only sweaters work so nice.

Bundled-up, I couldn't play,

Papoose-swaddled through the day,

I must move, must run and jump,

Stumble on a snowy bump,

Climb the hill and slide back down,

Make that snowball-thrower frown.

Sweaters work for me to play,

Sweaters night and sweaters day,

Sweaters are my winter skin,

Without sweaters, I'd stay in!

Mindy Newton

That is delightful and beautifully innocent, Mindy. Perfect rhythm handled easily, the last stanza comes out just right. The last lines of all the stanzas bring smiles to me. Thanks a lot.

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Cute! :rolleyes:

I'm doing this wrong, but I don't think it matters... B)

Seuss Sounds

Seuss sounds, Seuss sounds, a "Cat-in-the-Hat" a day,

Children's eyes and ears get round, when Dr. Seuss has his say!

Juice sounds with Seuss sounds, saliva and tongue hunt their way,

You'll stutter and mutter, and blush to re-utter, the synched sounds that Seuss sends your way!

Soon sound soothed sounds, as sleep steals her slumbering slaves,

So, softly! alliterate, litter your litter's late sleep with sweet Seuss-sounds, sooth-sayed(!)

Mindy Newton

The rhythm of this is a strong, even "forced" beat of seven, emphasized syllables with a silent final beat to each line.

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Little Sweaters

...Sweaters work for me to play,

Sweaters night and sweaters day,

Sweaters are my winter skin,

Without sweaters, I'd stay in!

Mindy Newton

Marvelous!!! I envision a precocious, charming, energetic, little girl saying all this! :rolleyes:

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Little Sweaters

...Sweaters work for me to play,

Sweaters night and sweaters day,

Sweaters are my winter skin,

Without sweaters, I'd stay in!

Mindy Newton

Marvelous!!! I envision a precocious, charming, energetic, little girl saying all this! :rolleyes:

Thanks, Zeus.

I imagined a young boy, but so what?

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I imagined a young boy, but so what?

It's interesting to consider what different people find "cute." I think our biological and hormonal prejudices are on display here! :rolleyes:

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