Poetry in motion refers to the act of turning your blog posts about your dog or cat into poetry. Seriously, don't your pets seem like poetry in motion, sometimes? Maybe all the time? Maybe it's not a sonnet from the pen of William Shakespeare- or a love poem from Elizabeth Barret Browning... Maybe the poetry we write about our pets is more like a ditty from Dr. Seuss... which ain't a bad thing, dontcha know? At any level, the stuff we write about our dogs and cats and ferrets and rabbits and...whew... I can't possibly list all the animals in the Universe, but you get my drift... is poetry in motion.
Pets Add Life, (<<< visit their Facebook page for more inspiration!) that great group of folks who are promoting multiple pet households (we totally agree with that and don't actually understand how we ever got along without 3 dogs and a cat... and wish we could add another cat to the mix...), have a poetry contest your kid's can enter, via their school. Cause, they PAL (Pets Add Life) recognizes that we all get a little help from our kids, when it comes to our pets.
Get this information off to the teacher at your kid's school... share with your nieces and nephews... just get the word out. Look at the prizes...holy cow! (yes, even cows can be pets so you can write a cow poem... sort of like Ogden Nash's: I Never Saw a Purple Cow, I Never Hope To See One - But, I Can Tell You Anyhow, I'd Rather See Than Be One. LOL)...
Submit Your Poem Today!
- A $1,000 scholarship for each winning student's classroom
- A $250 gift certificate for pet products
- And, a "by·line" in a nationally circulated magazine!
6 Students Nationwide Will Win!
It couldn't be easier to enter! Kids simply write a poem about their pet and the joys they bring, and post it online.
Deadline: January 31, 2013
This is a great way to encourage kids to write...and read. And participate in something truly worthwhile. If my granddaughter participates, I bet she donates her prize winnings to our local Longmont Humane Shelter - which is where our shelter dogs have all come from. Oh, we love our shelter dogs, dontcha know!
Here's a little sign off... Ogden Nash was so annoyed by people quoting his purple cow poem, he wrote a follow up - "Ah, yes, I wrote the "Purple Cow"— I'm Sorry, now, I wrote it; But I can tell you Anyhow
I'll Kill you if you Quote it!" BOL! Does your little peanut have that kind of humorous talent?
Oh, do share! I'll promote any poems that come via comments in this post... on my Facebook and Twitter pages. What fun!
p.s. this blog says the purple cow was written by Gelett Burgess... which is interesting. And mysterious, as I've always thought Ogden Nash wrote it... but clearly, Wikipedia says Burgess wrote it. Do you suppose he's annoyed or angry that folks are attributing it to Ogden Nash?
This is part of a paid campaign for Pets Add Life - I was compensated for participating in the campaign but the content and writing is all original - in other words, I wrote it myself! Why? Cause I believe in the PAL mission - pets add life.