It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Leigh Anne’s blog, A Journey Through the Pages, to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness.
Hello and Happy Friday! I hope that everyone has had a good week. It has been a whirlwind here after getting back from the writing conference (which was amazing) and trying to get back into the swing of things.
We woke up to 30 degree weather this morning here in Southwestern Florida! I am a firm believer that if it is going to get this cold, it needs to snow. But, alas, no precipitation on the horizon.
Recently, my family finished watching the mini series Over the Garden Wall. It is a dark fantasy adventure that follows two brothers on their journey to get back home. I love finding creepy stories that are appropriate for younger kids (my daughter is 7 year old).
Each episode is only about 13 minutes long, so it was a great to watch bit by bit. Most of the episodes have a least one song, and I loved “Langtree’s Lament”. The entire song is a sort of riff off of an ABC poem.
A” is for the apple that he gave to me,
But I found a worm inside.
“B” is for beloved that I call to him before he left my side.
And “C”, see what he did, that’s “D”,
You can read all the lyrics here or listen to it below. It really is quite fun.
12 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – Langtree’s Lament”
This is quirky but fun. Odd how kids books are moving in a darker direction. More like twilight than dark, though.
It's new to me and looks/sounds fun. There are so many sides to alphabet creations!
I'm not familiar with Over the Garden Wall. I'll have to look for it.
I agree–more along the lines of Goosebumps than anything truly disturbing. I love spooky things as a kid and think it's great!
What a cute song! (Nice use of “zenith.”) “Lament” is a great word, too. That show looks like a good vocabulary builder!
Very cleverly done. Not unlike an abecedarian, is what I'm thinking. 🙂
I'm always looking for topics that are interesting for older kids but “clean” enough to have in a school setting. So, this looks like it has potential! I've read the lyrics….but since I'm up early before all life in my house and my earbuds are several rooms away, I'll need to listen later. Thanks for this! I want to know more about the writer's conference.
Fun! I really love the voice. It was not at all what I was expecting.
I love this song! What a cure for heartbreak to offer a laugh in the midst of it.
This was such fun! I'm not a fan of creepy, but this was delightful and I might just have to check out the mini-series. I sent a link to my daughter who's recently bought a ukulele. I know she'll love it. Thanks for sharing!
In the world of crazy coincidences, I sent the link to my daughter. Her response, “OMG, How'd you find this? I was just playing it yesterday!”
Very unusual, but quite catchy! Thanks for sharing, Rebecca.