Ed DeCaria at Think Kid, Think! has once again organized a crazy poetry tournament. Competitors have 36 hours to write kids’ poems using ridiculous words given to them by Ed. Outcomes are determined by those who visit the website and vote. Winners advance to the next round (like the March Madness basketball tournament). The whole tournament takes a few weeks.
My first-round word was hubris. (My opponent’s word was chisel.) I wrote two poems. You can find the first at the tournament website.
Here is the second:
The Girl in the Hole
There once was a girl with great hubris,
Who exclaimed without shame, “I can do this!”
When she came to a hole,
She leaped (like a mole)
And found that she’d been quite amiss.
(c) Elizabeth Steinglass, 2013
When you have a free moment, visit the tournament, read some great poetry, and vote!
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