"The Sloth" by Theodore Roethke (Favorite Poem Project)



the flaw I see adorn rescue in moving slow he has a no peer you ask him something in his ear he thinks about it for a year and then before he says a word they're upside down unlike a bird he will assume that you have heard a most exasperating lug but should you call his manner smug he'll cyan give his French a hug then off again to sleep he goes still swaying gently by his toes and you just know he knows he knows I'm Katherine MacLean I'm 11 years old I live in Lexington Massachusetts and I'm in the fifth grade I do soccer and softball and piano and trombone I do dancing I do singing at my church like a choir and well I used to do horseback riding I don't anymore you have band practice this week Kevin a lot of kids like the same kind of things as me and have busy schedules but it's always nice to get to the beach and I like to write poetry because well for the same reason is I like to read it because I just like finding words that are like you know he's interesting and fit well together I think it just lets her like imagination is sort of like flow anywhere the sloth by fyodor F key in moving slow he has no peer you ask him something in his ear he thinks about it for a year and then before he says a word they're upside down unlike a bird he will assume that you have heard a most exasperating lug but should you call his manner smug he'll sigh and give his branch a hug then off again to sleep he goes still sleigh and gently by his toes and you just know he knows he knows I think it's kind of funny in a way because you can picture this slop you know and you ask something to him like and he's hanging there upside down and he thinks about it for a year and he doesn't say anything to you but he seems that you've heard what he said but he really has been said thing so you couldn't have heard it and it's it's kind of strange and I like I was the second to last line in the poem I'm swaying just still swaying gently by his toes have I think it really sounds like like it like really makes it sound like this loss is swaying you the favorite poem project is the National Endowment for the Arts fostering America's creativity and investing in our living cultural heritage additional funding has been provided by the John s and James L Knight Foundation and by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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