Poetry Box Poetry Play #1 Sayings and Proverbs

When I am walking along the beach in the morning I often play with words. Not all the time — sometimes I just walk and enjoy the sights and sounds and smells, and the rhythm of walking.

This morning I started playing with proverbs. When I was about ten I loved making lists of proverbs and sayings (I am not sure if you do this anymore at school!). Now that I am much older I like playing with them. Feel free to reply with any you can add to my list!

I could turn this into a poem but I just had fun playing.

A poem a day keeps the doctor away.

A poem in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Out of the frying pan into the poem.

A poem is a person’s best friend.

A poem in one’s cap.

The poem of my eye.

A red poem to a bull.

Keep up with the poems.

Saved by the poem.

Wear your poem on your sleeve.

You can lead a poem to water but you can’t make it drink.

Shiver my poems.

It will set your poems on edge.

The early bird catches the poem.

It’s raining cats and poems.

Put a poem in it.

As fast as greased poems.

Poems might fly.

It will make your poem stand on end.

A leopard can not change its poems.

Know which way the poem blows.

Every cloud has a silver poem.

In the twinkling of a poem.

Grinning like a Cheshire poem.

Don’t count your poems before they are hatched.

A rolling poem gathers no moss.

As cool as a poem.

As busy as a poem.

Poems should be seen and not heard.

Don’t look a gift poem in the mouth.

A little poem told me.

Let the poem out of the bag.

The poem’s got your tongue.

Alike as two poems in a pod.

All poems and thumbs.

Poems wouldn’t melt in his mouth.

By the skin of your poem.

The world is your poem.

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