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

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.

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[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. 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

  2. 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)

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

  4. 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!!

  5. 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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