Take with a Grain of Salt

Take with a Grain of Salt

A Poem by Rita L. Sev
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His name was Ryan ~

he went by Ry ~

he was the county’s

baking guy

until one day, in mid-July

his dough mixer went quite awry,

twisting up his bread supply

and now no righteous man will buy

a gnarled loaf of Ry’s wry rye

© 2014 Rita L. Sev


Author's Note

Rita L. Sev
After learning that a synonym for "wry" is "twisted", a student asked, "Is that why that bread is called wry bread? You know, that twisty bread?" His question inspired a quick vocabulary lesson... and this silly pun poem. :)

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Fun poem. I like the ending

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

:) Thanks, Mark.
That was very clever of your student...and inspired a very clever poem.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

Thank you, Marie - he is a pretty quick-thinking kid!
Interesting write and enjoyable read...good job my friend!

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

Thanks, A.
A. Amos

6 Years Ago

You're most welcome
I enjoyed your play on words here. It inspired me to write the following sentence:

It’s no lie that a large quantity of lye lies on the ground ahead of us in preparation for the planting of this years crop of sweet corn.


Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

:) Words can be so much fun! Thanks, Aethereal.
Say that 3 times real fast. This was fun today Rita. I really enjoyed the poem and the Author's Notes are priceless. You never know what you will hear.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

The things asked in a classroom really are priceless, and can be so much fun! Thanks, Will!
Oh my that is a cute little ditty and I think even some lessons to be learned from this fun little tongue twister.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

:) Love that you had fun with this - thanks, Dale!
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

6 Years Ago

My pleasure Rita
this silly poem is a bunch of "pun" oops, "fun"!

now i am sure i must be wearing a rye smile.

thanks.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

;) Words are the best toys, aren't they? Thanks, Jacob!
Great play on words! I love those kinds of lessons.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

6 Years Ago

Nothing like those teachable moments! Thanks, Sharon!

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