With a big nod to R. LeGallienne’s poem, I must admit I spent a good portion of my Sunday doing school work. It needed to be done no matter how much the spring weather was calling me. I did get out to pull some weeds and take the dogs for a good walk but work was calling and since I had to be out Friday for the doctor’s I felt like I owed my class some time.
Here’s the original:
“I Meant To Do My Work Today”
by Richard LeGallienne
I meant to do my work today,
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.
And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand,
So what could I do but laugh and go?
Here’s my version:
“I Meant To Do My Play Today”
by Sara McNinch
I meant to do my play today,
But a writing bend called from the ole classroom,
And a the unit just begged to be read.
And all the pages were calling me
And they said to interpret and synthesize and plan
Tossing ideas to and fro
And a mini-lesson and mentor text held out its hand,
So what could I do but laugh and plan?