Poetry Friday: “I’d Like to Have a Little Yard”

July 20, 2012 19 Comments by Renee M. LaTulippe

Summer Wishin’

The heat is hotting up like mad,
my sweaty socks are squishin’,
so until September comes again
consider me…



Yup, I’ve got some projects and blog improvements and poetry videos and lounging on the beach that I’d like to dedicate some time to, so I am saying so long for a spell. Although I may pop in now and again, I won’t return to my regular scheduled programming until September 3.

But I would never leave you without a poem, especially on Poetry Friday! So in honor of my need for more time to hug some trees and talk to the animals, I’m sharing with you one of the poems I wrote for Lizard Lou. I hope you enjoy this little preschool ditty about filling your life with neighing, squawking, mooing, baaing, oinking friends.

Then head over to Tara’s place at A Teaching Life for the rest of the Poetry Friday roundup!

(Can’t see the video? REFRESH your screen or watch it on YouTube here!) 

I’d Like to Have a Little Yard

I’d like to have a little yard,
something very small,
just big enough to put a horse
and a cozy little stall.

I’d get a goat to put inside
to keep him company,
and they could neigh and bleat all day
in perfect harmony.

We’d need a goose to put in there,
a bunny rabbit, too.
And maybe just one other thing…
a thing that might say “Moo.”

With all of us together there,
I think we’d have a ball.
Perhaps that little yard I’d like
won’t be so small at all.

[heading style=”1″]Extension Activities: “I’d Like to Have a Little Yard”[/heading]

[heading style=”1″]See you in September![/heading]

See you soon, neigh....bor!


Video Location: Cicada territory, Tuscan hillside, Italy.

See more poems in my poetry video library.
“I’d Like to Have a Little Yard” by Renée LaTulippe. Licensed by All About Learning Press, Inc. Copyright © 2010, 2012 All About Learning Press, Inc. All rights reserved.  No portion of this material may be copied, retransmitted, reposted, duplicated, or otherwise used without the express written approval of All About Learning Press, Inc.

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  1. Hannah Holt
    5 years ago

    LOL. Have a great break! Enjoy your time talking to the animals.


  2. Iza Trapani
    5 years ago

    What a lovely poem, and the hills and valleys of Italy behind you- bellissimo! Have a wonderful break, Renee! I will be unplugging in August as well. See you in September ! Xox


  3. Natalie
    5 years ago

    Happy Fishing, my friend! 😉 Life on the river is good……… 😉


  4. Irene Latham
    5 years ago

    What a sweet poem! I’ve had a yard with a horse and a goat and chickens… busy busy! Enjoy your break, and know that you will be missed, my friend! xo


  5. Katya
    5 years ago

    The heat had been “hottin’ up like mad” around here, too. Enjoy your break.


  6. Robyn Hood Black
    5 years ago

    What a wonderful poem, and your reading of it, Renee! Happy re-energizing time. (Your post makes me miss the years we had with a small farm – horses, little goats, the wild bunny or two – well, we still have those even in the city limits.) Neighing, maaa-ing and flapping good wishes your way…. See you in a few weeks. :0)


  7. Jone MacCulloch
    5 years ago

    Lovely poem, especially the reading. I could see the yard growing.. Enjoy your break.


  8. Susanna Leonard Hill
    5 years ago

    I love the poem! That is exactly the yard I want – although I might stop at the horse (s) and goats 🙂 Enjoy your blog-free time and see you in September!


  9. Cathy Mealey
    5 years ago

    Fry up a tale about ‘The One That Got Away’ during your fishing trip and ENJOY!

    Well deserved, to have some respite with your family.



  10. Myra from GatheringBooks
    5 years ago

    What a beautiful goodbye poem, Renee. Your well-thought-out videos, your astounding wit, your quirky poems would be deeply missed. Enjoy your vacation!


  11. Erik This Kid Reviews Books
    5 years ago

    Wait… You won’t catch any live fish! Your river has no water! 😉 Have fun! I love your poem!


  12. Donna Smith
    5 years ago

    Nice little barnyard zoo!
    But don’t forget the cockadoodledoo
    To harmonize with what goes moo!

    Enjoy your time!


  13. Heather
    5 years ago

    Enjoy the rest of your summer, Renee! See you in September.


  14. Tara
    5 years ago

    Have a lovely break, Renee! And thank you for the delightful vision you have left us with for now: a perfect yard.


  15. Tabatha
    5 years ago

    Erik made me laugh. Hope you have a fun break! Sounds like you have great things in store.


  16. Penny Klostermann
    5 years ago

    Love the poem….very Renee! Have a good break!


  17. Lori Degman
    5 years ago

    I love this poem, Renee! I think you’ve got the beginnings of an awesome picture book! If I were you, I’d make it a bit longer and submit it!!

    Enjoy your time away – see you in September!!


  18. Laura Shovan
    5 years ago

    Hi, Renee. I hope you’re enjoying your time off! Your post reminded me of my dear friend Lisa, who has recently added a beautiful horse and a set of six chickens to her suburban farm. It’s a joy to visit her and the animals.


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