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1 Gwen Proctor Dana Jacobson Spring 2010
Tomorrow Is Another Day: Poems about Disney’s ‘The Rescuers’ and Other Points of Interest Gwen Proctor Dana Jacobson Spring 2010

2 Dedicated to Two of Walt Disney’s ‘Nine Old Men’: Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston
I am dedicating this poem collection to Frank and Ollie in honor of the last film that they made: ‘The Rescuers’. I hope that you will learn things about life, humor, imagination, and heart from this collection of poems that you are about to read.

3 Table of Contents Poem 1: Acrostic Poem Poem 2: Complex Acrostic Poem 3: Biopoem Poem 4: Alphabet Poem Poem 5: Found Poem 1 (55 words) Poem 6: Found Poem 2 (Newspaper Article, 25 words) Poem 7: Concrete Poem 1 (One Word) Poem 8: Concrete Poem 2 (Complex Concrete) Poems 9 and 10: Diamond Poems Poems 11 and 12: Dream Poems

4 Table of Contents (Continued)
Poems 13 and 14: Wish Poems Poems 15 and 16: Lie Poems Poems 17 and 18: I Used to Be Poems Poem 19: Apology Poem (This is Just to Say) Poem 20: Apology Poem (I’m Sorry) Poem 21: Five W’s (one word per line) Poem 22: Five W’s (five words per line) Poem 23: Q & A Poem Poem 24: Dialogue Poem Poem 25: Relative Clause Poem

5 Table of Contents (Continued)
Poem 26: Verb Poem Poem 27: Preposition Poem Poem 28: Alliteration Poem Poem 29: Onomatopoeia Poem Poem 30: Recipe Poem (Version A) Poem 31: Recipe Poem (Version B) Poem 32: Memory Poem Poem 33: Origin Story Poem Poems 34, 35, and 36: Haiku Poems 37, 38, and 39: One-Sentence Poem (same words; different layouts)

6 Table of Contents (Continued)
Poem 40: The Secrets of Color Poem 41: Letter Poem (Original Letter first; then the poem) Poem 42: Question Poem Poem 43: Impossible! Poem Poem 44: Found Poem Poem 45: Simile Poem Poem 46: Metaphor Poem Poem 47: Poem 48: Poem 49: Poem 50:

7 Poem 1: Acrostic Poem Gentle Warm Exceptional Nice Protective Reader Outrageous Caring Taciturn Ordinary R

8 Poem 2: Complex Acrostic
W A L T D I S N E Y’ ‘T H

9 Complex Acrostic (Continued)

10 Poem 3: Biopoem

11 Poem 4: Alphabet Poem Albatross Bernard Cat Diamond Evening F Girl Hurt I Janitor Kindness Loneliness

12 Alphabet Poem (Continued)
Mice N O Penny Quest Rescue Swamp Twilight Unity Valiance Water

13 Alphabet Poem (Continued)
X Yearning Z

14 Poem 5: Found Poem 1

15 Poem 6: Found Poem 2

16 Poem 7: Concrete Poem 1

17 Poem 8: Concrete Poem 2

18 Poems 9 and 10: Diamond Poems

19 Poems 11 and 12: Dream Poems

20 Poems 13 and 14: Wish Poems

21 Poems 15 and 16: Lie Poems

22 Poems 17 and 18: I Used to Be Poems
“Penny” I used to be an orphan girl, but now I am in a loving family. “Bernard’s Thoughts” I used to be a janitor In the RAS (Rescue Aid Society), But now I am a full-fledged member With Miss Bianca by my side.

23 Poem 19: Apology Poem (This Is Just To Say)
“This is Just to Say” I have stolen the large diamond in the Smithsonian, the one that you treasure the most. Forgive me, it was so beautiful, so sparkling, and so mine.

24 Poem 20: Apology Poem (I’m Sorry)
“I’m Sorry” I have run away from the riverboat in Devil’s Bayou, the one where my “Auntie Medusa” lives. Forgive me, it was so dank, so lonely, and so cold.

25 Poem 21: Five W’s Poem (one word per line)
“The Five W’s” Medusa Evening Orphanage Kidnapping Diamond

26 Poem 22: The Five W’s (5 words per line)
Who?- Six year old orphan Penny When?- Somewhere around seven to eight Where?-Morning Side Orphanage, New York What?- Disappeared soon after “adoption disappointment” Why?-Nobody knows; probably ran away.

27 Poem 23: Q & A Poem Q & A Poem Q: Who was it that disappeared from Morning Side Orphanage? A: Penny Johnston, a little girl of six years. Q: When was the last time you saw Penny? A: She was going downstairs for supper at 6 P.M. Q: Where was Penny Johnston before then, sir? A: She was sitting on her bed in the dormitory. Q: What happened to young Penny, Mr. Rufus? A: She either ran away or was kidnapped. Q: Why would she have run away from the orphanage? A: Penny was sad that she hadn’t been adopted.

28 Poem 24: Dialogue Poem “Dialogue Poem”
“Bernard? Are you awake?” asked Penny. “I am now. What is it, Penny?” “I was thinking about tomorrow,” the little girl replied. “You mean the diamond that Medusa wants?” “Yes; I’m afraid of going down the Black Hole in a high tide.” “It’s alright,” said Bernard, “I’m not too fond of them myself!” “You and Miss Bianca will be there with me, right?” “Of course; we’ll be hiding right in your dress pocket.” “Thank you, Bernard; I just needed reassurance. Good night.” “Anytime, Penny…anytime. Goodnight to you…and sweet dreams.”

29 Poem 35: Relative Clause Poem
“Mice” Who are rather nice, Who talk in squeaks at times, Who collect treasured items like we do, Who dress in clothes they make themselves, Who are both brave and timid, Who balance their letters on bookshelves, Who witness many goings-on of abuse, Who spritz themselves with scent, Who squeak and startle others, Who scurry in and out of the house, Like companions, like ‘brave little tailors’, Who practice their skills like a knight, Who gave us hope of escape, Whose eyes glow bright with either happiness or sadness, Whom we have treated like vermin, Which they are certainly not, Who come to the rescue, When no one else can.

30 Poem 26: Verb Poem “Verb Poem”
Yearning for a better life than the one here, Hoping for a chance to escape the riverboat, Dreaming of a loving set of nice parents, Trying to escape, but caught in the process, Weeping at Medusa’s cruel words of her being homely, Cheering up when two little mice come to her rescue, Returning to the orphanage and finding a mom and dad, Living a new life with her loving parents.

31 Poem 27: Preposition Poem

32 Poem 28: Alliteration Poem

33 Poem 29: Onomatopoeia Poem

34 Poem 30: Recipe Poem (Version A)

35 Poem 31: Recipe Poem (Version B)

36 Poem 32: Memory Poem

37 Poem 33: Origin Story Poem

38 Poems 34, 35, & 36: Haiku “Haiku” 1) The wind drifts through the dark forest, softly moaning and sighing today. 2) Stars are not rocks, dust, or gas. They are much too fair and beautiful, son. 3) Rainbows are a burst of color; they resemble fairy lights in air.


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