The Inside Scoop on Dexter and Luna and Their First Doggerel Poem
By Dexter and Luna, ACE Poetry Mascots and big fans of Alpha Public Schools. (Martha helped some on this blog but the doggerel poem is ours.)
Hi poetry lovers. We hope you’re having a good first week of National Poetry Month and getting started on the ACE Poetry Contest.
We thought we’d give you some information about ourselves so you know a little more about your contest mascots. Martha says I (Dexter) should go first since I’m the oldest. So here goes:
I’m a boy dog and will be turning three in May. That’s next month so I can celebrate my birthday with the ACE Poetry Contest winners. My dad, Russ, got me from Golden Retrievers of Northern California when I was just a pup and he says I’m pretty smart and energetic. Plus that I’m goofy because I like to make silly faces and funny noises. But I’m also tech smart because I recognize the notification sound on Russ’ phone when the doorbell cam sees someone and I rush over to the door to see who’s there. That’s called high dog security.
Now it’s Luna’s turn, says Martha.
I’m a girl dog and just turned one year old in January. Dad Russ got me from Adopt My Block in San Jose in January, which was a pretty cool birthday present. He says I’m very sweet but that’s because I love cuddling and giving kisses. I also really love love love to play fetch. Russ also says I have zero awareness of my body space as I force myself into areas too small for me or through people and stuff to get something I want. I just call that focusing on the goal.
Okay, now back to me, Dexter. Luna and I have been working on a doggerel poem we wanted to share. We’re kinda new to this poetry writing stuff so we read a few poems and got inspired by one from a WWI soldier. His name is Sergeant Joyce Kilmer and he likes trees just like we do. But for different reasons.
Luna, pushing my way through here. We think trees are pretty cool, especially the ones we meet on our walks with Russ. We are always greeting them in our special way. Hope you enjoy our doggerel poem.
By Dexter and Luna
I think that I shall never see
A pee place more lovely than a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth ready to be refreshed;
A tree that loves to be peed on all day
And lifts her leafy arms to say:
“Yo, a tree is here and I love to wear
A dog’s yellow stream in my hair;
Lift up your leg and let it go
Stay as long as you want and make it flow.”
Poems are made by fools like me,
But wow it’s fun to pee on a tree.
Hope you enjoyed our poem. We think it’s a real winner because of its doggerel angle.
Continue to have fun with poetry – reading and writing it.