This is a collection of my poems written between ages eleven and twelve.
Tennessee gives an overview of the book:
THE W POEM
Wednesdays are my favorite days
because they start with a W
and Wednesdays are the middle
of the week and
I like the middle.
I started liking Wednesdays
about seven or eight years ago
and I never changed
from my favorite day.
Wednesday is the poet’s day
because the Roman god of the middle of the week
is Mercury, a poet’s god
and the German god of the middle of the week
is Woden, a poet’s god.
Wednesday’s from water I think
because water starts with W
and Woden is a rain storm god.
I think Woden likes to sing a lot
the rain songs: drip drop drip drop drip drop drip drop
and I’m Pisces the Fish
and I like to swim a lot.
The Greeks had no W.
The Latins had no W.
The English had a W since 1066.
They got it from the Germans.
It’s a double V
so why is it called a double U?
I think because the shape of the character
was invented from the two Us.
I like W words: win, won, wood, wet
west, well, wear,
water and Washington
I wish everyday was Wednesday,
because although I like Friday sometimes,
I like some space on either side
of my week.
It makes me feel warm,
like having two friends
sitting with me.
Tennessee Reed began writing as a child. To date she has published 335 pages of poetry, contained in four collections. Her first poetry collection, Circus in the Sky (I. Reed Books, 1988), was published when she was eleven years old. These poems were written between...
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