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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, July 25, 2011

B is for BREEZY

Round 9, Fifth Year, Letter B this week! I love ABC Wednesdays as it keeps my creative juices flowing. Thanks to Denise Nesbitt and the ABCW team for keeping things going this long!

As I explained last week, my theme for this round is a form of poetry that combines a feeling or emotion with similes and metaphors. It's something I taught my 4th grade students years ago, something they picked up on very easily and with great creativity. Hope you enjoy this week's B word.


BREEZY

Breezy is bright yellow.

It looks like waves on the seas.

It sounds like lambs on the leas.

It smells like honey from bees.

It tastes like sweet herbal teas.

It feels like wind in the leaves.

Breezy is a huge hug and hello!




33 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Breezy poetry indeed! Like the honeybee you are.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

nancygrayce said...

Love it! And I'll bet your students all loved you!

Jane and Chris said...

I love the picture illustrating the poem!
Jane x

Sylvia K said...

Lovely words and picture, Leslie! You are an inspiring teacher! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Karen said...

A great little poem speaking to all senses.

aka Penelope said...

The drawing that accompanies your poem is delightful. The breeze become tangible thanks to all the senses expressed in your playful poem. Amazing how something invisible can have such an impact. :)

Kay L. Davies said...

One of my favourite things, breezy weather! Breezes carry smells and sensations nothing else can beat.
Your poem and picture express wonderful breezes perfectly.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Francisca said...

Your breeze poem is brilliant, Leslie. And it's such a beautiful B word. I admire your challenge to yourself... such a creative venture.

Gigi Ann said...

I loved your Breezy poem today. I too, chose to use poems as my theme this time around also. However, I am not a poet, I just enjoy messing with my Brain sometimes.

Reader Wil said...

Many happy breezies! Lovely poem Leslie.

Carver said...

I love the poem and the illustration too.

Shooting Parrots said...

Bright and breezy!

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderful B! And image...

Wanda said...

This is so delightful! I love what you are doing with this new Round.

The picture is perfect too.

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful poem. Reading it refreshes my scattered mind as of this moment -sigh- Thanks for the visit I do appreciate it.


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photowannabe said...

Love your hug and hello Breezy.
This is such a fun excercise. I'm going to have to remember it for my granddaughter. She's quite the 11 year old writer.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful.

ChrisJ said...

That is so refreshing! We have had a beautiful breeze here today after humidity so thick I could hardly breathe -- at least by San Diego standards. Cute picture an really nice poem

Paula Scott said...

Breezy is wonderful until it goes past 15 mph! Which we had a lot of this past spring.
What a great piece of writing! Loved it!

Hildred and Charles said...

Sweet poem, - and the picture is delightful too, Leslie.

Jama said...

It's so breezy here despite being so hot! love the poem and drawing.

RuneE said...

Your poem gave me a flashback to Tom Bombadil, but that is not a bad thing :-)

Thank you for your kind comment. It was much appreciated.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

And I think Breezy is Blue - Brr, but I love your bright and breezy yellow version.

Hazel said...

Lovely breezy poetry! I especially like the "lambs from the leas and sweet herbal teas" :) Happy Wednesday.

Ann said...

When it is hot, you love the breeze.

But when it is cold, breeze, please go away.

Joy said...

Breezy is such an evocative word, which your poem captures marvellously.

Meryl said...

What a wonderful way to begin my day! Thank you! Great "B" idea.

Beverley Baird said...

Perfect word for by the ocean! Love your poem as well - I'll have to use the form with my class!
have a great weeke!

Jo Bryant said...

Loads of fun

jeng said...

I like the poem. It's so easy to remember and I could probably teach this to my preschooler. : )

Liz said...

Lovely leslie. You've really captured breezy!

Shrinky said...

Oh, I could virtually taste the breeze on my tongue as I read this, what a fresh, vibrant read - bravo Leslie!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That has cheered me up and made me feel cooler - thank you.