Archive for May, 2010
“The Swatted Fly”
An iambic tetrameter poem by Zach Kennedy
A fly flies into a small house
It loudly buzzed past the man’s spouse
The spouse screamed and grabbed the swatter
She swatted at it — now harder.
And finally, the fly gave in
So there it was, extremely thin.
So thin it could have been paper
Its body gone like clear vapor.
Now that it’s hard as some metal
All flies cry on flower petals.
For their favorite fly is dead
Now the fly moves like it is lead.1 comment
A few photos from the last few weeks of homeschooling … a trip the Virginia State Capitol with a particular emphasis on the grounds and statues, a visit to the newly re-opened and magnificent Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the discovery of a very special creek in a local park.
We’ve also finished all the required reading on our book list, so thought we’d try to read aloud the entire Chronicles of Narnia in the next four weeks. Not sure if we’ll find time for algebra and Latin declensions between the talking animals and meaning-laden battle sequences.
For those of you in Richmond, the re-opened art museum is simply stunning (and FREE!). The exhibit shown below is a must see. The “wrinkles” in the bill were actually made by ants tunneling through the colored sand. Really an astonishing piece of art.