As you know, I participated for the first time in the March Madness Poetry Tournament. Even though I was eliminated in the first round, it was great fun. On the tales of the tournament comes Poetry Month.
In honor of Poetry Month the Storyteller’s Scroll would like to sponsor a funpoetry contest for children. Write a funny poem about the attached picture. Yes, that’s me next to the giant saguaro cactus. Please don’t write a funny poem about me, although I won’t be offended if you do, J as long as it is in good taste, and suitable for children to read.
Winner will receive a gift certificate for Amazon.com. to purchase for the poetry book of your choice.
Here is my poem:
King of the Desert
By Gayle C. Krause
Old man saguaro grows very high—
pointing prickly arms to the desert sky.
Hugging the sun.
Hoarding the rain.
Sheltering animals in his desert domain.
Old man saguaro lives two hundred years.
He proudly stands tall in southwest frontiers.
Nest for the woodpecker
Food for the rat
Nectar for bees and the Long-Nosed Bat.
Please leave your poem in the comments below before April 20th, and random.org will pick the winner on April 25th.