Poetry Friday : Elephants Remember

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There really isn’t much of a story behind today’s poem – to be honest, sometimes poems just sort of pop into my head, nearly fully formed, and all I have to do is write them down!

And so, I offer for your enjoyment, a short but sweet little ditty which I have creatively titledΒ Elephants Remember.Β 

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Have a great weekend, and a very happy new year!

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30 Comments

  • Reply Linda Mitchell

    I love it! I tell my students all the time how much I love elephants! I need to share this with them.

    December 29, 2017 at 11:42 am
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Me too! Elephants are just so special, you look in their big brown eyes and you just know that there’s an intelligence in there, and a real heart.

      January 1, 2018 at 3:04 am
  • Reply bjleepoet

    All students should channel their inner elephant! Happy New Year, Jane!

    December 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Yes indeed! Elephants are truly wonderful creatures.

      January 1, 2018 at 3:04 am
  • Reply janice scully

    Thanks for sharing this. What a fun and sweet poem to read aloud!

    December 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

      January 1, 2018 at 3:03 am
  • Reply mbhmaine

    How lovely to have a poem pop into your head neatly formed! I’m so glad that you, elephant-like, remembered it, wrote it down, and shared it here. These days I wish I could channel some elephant memory!

    December 29, 2017 at 1:10 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      That’s the challenge – I so often have these great ideas in the middle of the night, only to have them dance away before the morning!

      January 1, 2018 at 3:03 am
  • Reply Wondering and Wandering

    Love that, Jane! Wishing you a warm and toasty new year!

    December 29, 2017 at 1:48 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Thank you, and you too! Stay warm!

      January 1, 2018 at 3:03 am
  • Reply Elaine Magliaro

    Enjoyed your poem! At my elderly age, I wish I had the memory of an elephant.

    December 29, 2017 at 3:21 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Thank you! I think we could all use a memory boost! πŸ™‚

      January 1, 2018 at 3:02 am
  • Reply Brenda Davis Harsham

    LOL This is rather perfect, just as it it. Wishing you joy in 2018.

    December 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Thank you so much! Wishing you much the same! πŸ™‚

      January 1, 2018 at 3:02 am
  • Reply Kay McGriff (@kaymcgriff)

    Such a fun poem! There are days I could use to have a little of the elephant’s memory even though spelling tests are long behind me!

    December 29, 2017 at 4:17 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Oh, me too! Thank goodness for my phone calendar, otherwise I’d never remember where I was supposed to be then!

      January 1, 2018 at 3:02 am
  • Reply cvarsalona

    Jane, this is a wonderful little poem for children. Happy New Year.

    December 29, 2017 at 7:32 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Thank you! And a very happy near year to you, too!

      January 1, 2018 at 3:01 am
  • Reply Violet Nesdoly

    Ha! Clever. A very nice gift from your muse.

    December 30, 2017 at 5:48 am
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Yes, she can be very generous sometimes, though certainly not always! πŸ™‚

      January 1, 2018 at 3:01 am
  • Reply maryleehahn

    I need an elephant’s memory, too!

    December 30, 2017 at 12:14 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Oh boy, me too! It’s getting worse every year!! πŸ˜‰

      January 1, 2018 at 3:01 am
  • Reply Heidi Mordhorst

    The real question is, do elephants have a nice full toolbox of phonics knowledge that allows them to sound out words well enough to communicate their authentic observations and express their emotional engagement with the world? Because that’s what really matters. : )

    Happy New Year, Jane–wishing you a year of fully-formed popping!

    December 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      You know, they probably do, in their own elephant way! They truly are a special species.

      And alas, most of my poems don’t come nearly as easily or naturally….but hey, maybe in 2018! πŸ˜€

      January 1, 2018 at 3:01 am
  • Reply lindabaie

    It is a wonderful ‘ditty’, Jane. I think lots of kids would love this! Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Thank you, and a very happy new year to you, too! Boy, am I ever glad that I don’t need to take tests anymore! πŸ˜‰

      January 1, 2018 at 2:59 am
  • Reply Renee LaTulippe

    That is delightful, Jane! I love BJ’s idea about channeling our inner elephants. Too cute! Thanks for the smiles. πŸ™‚

    December 30, 2017 at 6:03 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      Thank you! I think I enjoy working with children so much because my inner child is so close to the surface. πŸ˜€

      January 1, 2018 at 2:59 am
  • Reply Michelle Kogan

    Wonderful Elephant ditty Jane! I love elephants. This sounds like it would be perfect in a book–hope it makes it there sometime, thanks!

    Happy New Year!

    December 30, 2017 at 9:18 pm
    • Reply Jane the Raincity Librarian

      I have always loved elephants, too. How can you not love a matriarchal species?! πŸ˜‰

      January 1, 2018 at 2:58 am

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