Last Friday, I posted "A Puppy for the White House" by J. Patrick Lewis, an original, unpublished poem he wrote alongside his friend, poet Rebecca Kai Dotlich, in response to her challenge to "Write me a poem from a puppy's point of view for the new position in the White House. I'll do the same thing. Let's don't share until we're both done. We'll call it a poetry game in honor of the Obama girls and the new puppy they will be choosing :)." What fun!
Now, I'd like to showcase Rebecca's poem, which she says takes place after the dog has settled into the first term. Fun thought! This time, I've experimented with VizzVox in trying to incorporate both images AND audio in creating an audiovisual poem presentation for Rebecca's poem, "Tales from a White House Puppy." Enjoy!
Just in case there's a technical glitch, here is the poem in its entirety, used with permission.
Tales from a White House Puppy
by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
It's all brand new to me, this place
on Pennsylvania Avenue.
My girls are sweet, the cook is jolly.
The treats are tops, and what a view.
The White House rocks on holidays,
strings of lights, real Christmas trees.
I was in charge of bows and holly,
Allowed to nap through ritzy teas.
My days are packed with pooch surprise
at 1600 on the Avenue.
A princely place for a pup, by golly.
The girls are calling! -- Toodle-oo.
And for more Poetry Friday, thank you, Laura Purdie Salas!
Image credit: www.petshed.com