(poetry diary 198-3/7/17) My five year old has been given rhyming homework by his teacher, i.e. to come up w/a sentence containing many rhymes for 1 word, such as “at.” He went with “The Fat Rat spat on Super Cat.” This all reminds me of one of my favorite poems, which I find wonderful due to all of its “ate” rhymes:
To Kate, Skating Better Than Her Date – David Daiches
Wait, Kate! You skate at such a rate
You leave behind your skating mate.
Your splendid speed won’t you abate?
He’s lagging far behind you, Kate.
He brought you on this skating date
His shy affection thus to state,