A Poem for Henry

I was teaching Henry online. We had finished reading the book for the class. I asked what he wanted to do: write, ask questions, etc. He wanted to write. I asked if he wanted to write a story. He said that he wanted to write a poem.



Henry came up with this, with a little help.

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A fox
has blue and white,
socks.

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Since he likes foxes I decided to extend that theme and see what happens.

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The fox
trapped in a box
for all of seeming eternity.

Constrained and restrained
boxed within
finding no relief.

He seeks freedom
and finds a wall instead,
and so he struggles
before he goes to bed.

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There are some good insights into the zoological nature of insomnia based on the thoughts of Desmond Morris contained in that little poem.

Then we drew octopuses in the last two minutes of class.

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