September 3, 2005

Magnetic Matchmaking?

Queen Shenaynay

Fa-So-La-La, Poet Laureate of The Beehive, is, at present, sitting at the game table across the room from me, happily occupied with

She is up to her elbows in words. Words she can actually touch (oh joy!) and manipulate (ecstasy!). She is, therefore, happy.

She muses aloud: "This is like verbal matchmaking. Quite fun."


Then she ponders how delightful it would be to have a similar game with all the little word strips being the names of her friends and acquaintances.

Perhaps I should intervene, parentally speaking.
I should banish all household copies of Emma to the garage immediately.

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For the curious, here's her favorite of the poems she engineered this morning from those delectable little white word strips:

Loathsome sandwich.
Foul mountain, concealing
Crisp, green secrets
And cold plastic slander
of cheese.

Where is the chocolate?

(Whew. I rather like it.)

For the unitiated, or those merely tempted by the vile demon of boredom, many variations of Magnetic Poetry can be played online. Oh frabjous joy!


Mama Squirrel said...

We have had a kids' version of Magnetic Poetry for several years, and still use it for language activities. Good for sorting out nouns and so on!

(Sorry if that's not poetic enough.)

Mama Squirrel would have always liked to have the coffee-lovers' version too, but it costs too much.

Anonymous said...

Next time I come and visit I would love to play that game!

fa-so-la-la said...

Which-- magnetic poetry or magnetic matchmaking? How about both?

Anonymous said...

"Both, I imagine."