I'm trying something new, taking a risk this month - participating in
#VerseLove with Sarah Donovan,
hoping to write poetry every day this April.
Today's challenge is, for a second day, inspired by the poetry of Frank O'Hara; here, we are using his poem "Lines for the Fortune Cookies." I decided to write fortunes with a preschool lens - seventeen fortunes for the 17th of April.
1. If you have cardboard, you have the world.
2. An hour playing with blocks is a minute, a minute in tantrum is an hour.
3. Small hops can take you far, unless you are in a box.
4. One who floats teacups in the toilet shows great imagination.
5. To eat with fork is divine, to eat while holding fork in toes is sublime.
6. Routines are made to be broken.
7. To use the bathroom, the only time better than now is five minutes ago.
8. It is always a good time to take one’s shoes off.
9. If someone has what you want, grab it and run.
10. That puddle on the far side of the road wants you to jump in and stomp.
11. You have been told that before.
12. To be curious is to have the bead up your nose.
13. Monsters cannot talk but they are everywhere.
14. If you are wearing your finest, it is time to paint.
15. There is a time to talk and a time to be quiet; you will talk at all times.
16. To wipe the spill from a small cup of water requires 1000 paper towels.
17. If at first you don’t succeed, ask again, ask again, ask again.