Wordsworth the Bookworm meets Shakespeare (kind of)
Wordsworth munched at the spine of a book, Red in colour, pages unstuck. It must have been old as the pages were chewy He found his lips were sticky and gooey.
The magical tunnel took him right away, Through Arabian Nights to a midsummer day. It was nearing the end as the shadows were long And many dancers lined up in a throng.
Beautiful ladies in fetching attire Danced around daintily he stood and admired. The bard himself Mr Shakespeare was there, Silvery beard and flyaway hair.
He pointed at things and directed the cast, Wordsworth was pleased he had seen him at last. So many poems and stories he’d read By this man dressed in tights and a funny shaped head!
The night had turned starry the play was alive, Wordsworth sat next to the bard with such pride. Suddenly he woke at Macbeth’s mighty scream, He’d slept rather soundly through A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
Wordsworth started out as a childrens book. I am thinking of maybe looking to get a poetry book published of his adventures. He lives in a victorian library along with a family of four. His friend is mousey, silk worm and they all fall into all kinds of books and have adventures. I thought of making it educational too for bedtime reading for younger children or children of all ages ... different levels of reading etc .... K x
Why not Kerry, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Personally I would keep it to a book formula. I’m ok with rhyme but some time ago I wrote a long story poem and was sweating blood before I finished it. You have much much more freedom without marrying the storyline to verse.
Post by prometheus on Sept 26, 2009 6:53:08 GMT -5
Excellent work Kerry...I think this has potential. You have interesting characters and a great setting. I don't necessarily agree that rhyme is not the way to go, certainly for the young...look at how successful Dr Seuss is around the world. I say "Go for it girl" make your dream a reality.