Today is Very Boring by: Jack Prelutsky

June 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm 8 comments

Today is Very Boring

Today is very boring,

it’s a very boring day

there’s nothing much to look at,

there’s nothing much to say,

there’s a peacock on my sneakers,

there’s a penguin on my head,

there’s a dormouse on my doorstep,

I’m going back to bed.

Today is very boring,

it’s boring through and through,

there is absolutelty nothing

that I think I want to do,

I see giants riding rhinos,

and an ogre with a sword,

there’s a dragon blowing smoke rings,

I’m positively bored.

Today is very boring,

I can hardly help but yawn,

there’s a flying saucer landing

in the middle of my lawn,

a volcano just erupted

less than half a mile away,

and I think I feel an eathquake,

it’s a very boring day.

This s a poem by Jack Prelutsky who is my favorite poet. I love the way he uses his imagination and the descriptive words that he uses. When I read it I visualize many things happening. Tell me how you feel about this poem……

  • What do you visualize when you read this poem?
  • How do you think the author was feeling when he wrote it? Have you ever felt that way?
  • What are some of the descriptive words he used to help you visualize?
  • What would be another good title for this poem? Do you like this poem? why or why not?

Posted by: Ms. Dalhouse for class 2-211

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  • 1. Adiv Sethi  |  June 15, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I vizulalise me being bored. The author felt bored when he was writting this poem I felt that way before. The author used descriptive words like boring erupted yawn eathquake. I think the tittle shoud be The most boringest day ever. I dont like this poem because it is boring.

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  • 2. Omaveta Nikita Kanhai 2-211  |  June 14, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    I visualize a rainy day. The author sounds like he is feeling sad.I feel like that when I don’t get to watch t.v.The author used descriptive words like boring A good title would be.”A rainy day”.I liked this poem because the author describing things so well!

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  • 3. Adnan Bokhari 2-211  |  June 14, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I see a boy talking with his eyes close.A time when I felt like that was outside eating popcorn.A descriptive word was boring.A good title would be The boring day.Once I was bored like that I was inside when it was raining and there was not a thing to do inside and just eating.

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  • 4. Leslye Deliyne Alarcon 2-211  |  June 14, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I visualize when I read this poem when the ground started shaking and all the everybody started falling!
    I think the author was feeling bored maybe that is why he wrote this poem Today Is Very Boring?I felt the same way when I went to the Dentist an had nothing to do but just sit in the Waiting Room to wait for my turn and I was bored!The descriptive words to help me visualize are Volcano,Bored,Earthquake,Erupted,Yawn,Rhinos,Rings,Away,Day,Boring,Sword,Do,Lawn,Nothing,Landing,Through,Bed,Doorstep,Head,Sneakers.I think the title of this poem should be ”THIS IS A STRANGE BORED DAY”because it was strange and it was boring for him too!I like this poem because it reminds me when I was bored and I saw strange things going on too!

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  • 5. Dawniqueca Annie Alleyanna Lisa Steele  |  June 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    In the poem, I visualized all the stuff the author was saying. I think the author was feeling bored and I have felt that way. Some words that I visualized. earthquake,volcano,erupted,saucer,giants,dragons,bored,boring . I think the title should be called”A Bored Day ” because the author was bored and I think he didn’t care what happened outside.

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  • 6. Rianna Alanis Aquino 2-211  |  June 14, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I visualize a dormouse on a doorstep making noise. I think the author is feeling bored. I felt this way when it was a rainy day and I had nothing to do. some of the descriptive words that he used to help me visualize erupting volcano,ogre with a sword. I suggest that another good tittle for this poem would be the positively boring day. I don’t like this poem because it makes me feel bored.

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  • 7. Bryan David Ponton 2-211  |  June 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I visualized a toy volcano erupting.I think the author was feeling bored.yes I felt that way before.he used like blowing,smoke,erupted.I think a good title for this poem is ‘I hate boring days” I like this poem because I had a day like this before.

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  • 8. Charissa Jada Bachan  |  June 7, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I felt the ground shaking in this poem.I visualized a volcano erupted and I saw a penguin on his head. that made laugh. I think the author was feeling bored so he wrote about it in this poem. I felt that way when it was raining. Some of the description words were boring and giant. I think a another title would be ” I’m bored”. I like this poem because the title was ”today is very boring”. Then they listed stuff that was not boring and it was boring.

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