Christmas is fun.
It comes once a year.
I like Christmas.
by Tommy Plogger
Eat Christmas dinner
Can’t wait until I eat
My full stomach
by Devin Dean
Love to make snowmen
Love to eat Christmas dinner
Love to watch snowflakes
by Nicole McCallister
Winter night moonrise
Cold in the winter night snow
We have fun tonight
by Brianna Gossett
Hunting season near
I can’t wait to go hunting
I jumped with joy
By Josh Fannon
Hey Santa was here
Winter came early this year
Santa loves cookies
By Nic Hoggatt
Can’t wait ’till Christmas
For the weather and presents
It’s the best feeling
by Cody Hubbard
I like Christmas stars
They can be very pretty
And most are very shiny
by Dallas Coatney
Santa loves reindeer
He eats them all for dinner
He dislikes cookies
by Kate Richardson
A Big Thank you to Melanie Perkins for having her young LG students write haiku and enter them in the ROMP Holiday Haiku contest. These poems and others by adults will be on display at the VFW Saturday, Dec. 13, while we have an art show and sale and sell tickets for the Christmas Home Tour. Come by!
Tonight is ROMP Tellabration! For those of you who don’t know, Tellabration is a celebration of storytelling that usually occurs the Saturday before Thanksgiving–it is an international event where people from all over the place plan local storytelling events.
The museum’s Tellabration will include a visit to the museum, of course, but also stories around a wonderful warm fire, thanks to Ken, the Fire Master (level 2). We will also have smores and hot chocolate. So, even though it’s going to be COLDDDDDDD, the fire will be hot and the stories will be even hotter. Also, the museum is heated by a cast-iron wood stove.
We will have a few rounds of poker poetry inside and play some other word/poetry games (don’t be scared–you don’t have to be a poet!).
There will be an inappropriate and hilarious funeral story, a psychic story, perhaps a frog or outlaw story, (or a frog outlaw), a story told with a drum, and much more, including the story you bring.
We are easy to find, 2 miles west of Locust Grove on Rd. 560, then 1/2 mile north on Rd. 438 to Perkins Rd. Follow Perkins Rd. until it curves to the right and over a little hill, and there we are.
It all starts at 5:00 at the museum, and storytelling around 6:00. It’s appropriate for all ages and free, though donations are accepted. ROMP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
If you need more information or directions, call Shaun, 918-864-9152.
Tellabration is an international celebration of storytelling with events happening in November the weeks and weekends before Thanksgiving. The Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry will host a Tellabration which will include stories and poems and story-poems. Visit the museum and the ROMP Shop, have some cocoa, and then enjoy the stories around the campfire–while also making some delicious smores.
Saturday, November 15
Click on VISIT US for directions if you have never been here.
Call 918-864-9152 for more details.
If you are coming from out of town and are interested in staying the night, the Poet’s Retreat is currently available. Book it now!
Bring a story to tell or simply sit back and listen to them.
It’s almost here! Dark and Scary at the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry. We will check out the museum, have cookies and cocoa, and tell scary stories around the campfire when it gets dark.
DARK & SCARY
Oct. 25, Saturday
Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry
Bring a favorite scary poem to read. If you entered the Scary Poem Contest—come prepared to share your poem and take home a prize! FREE. FREE. FREE.
Beware the Sasquatch, the coyote, and . . . other scary things in the dark…..Let’s entertain them with poetry.
ROMP is easy to find. Click the Visit Us page. To Google the address or put it in your GPS, just type in Perkins Rd, Locust Grove, and you will find us. Call if you need help. 918-864-9152.
Willard Stone: “Something to Believe In”
The Locust Grove Arts Alliance is hosting a Fall Art Tour that includes the Willard Stone Museum, the Gourds, Etc. Art Studio of Verna Bates and the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry (ROMP). The tour will be Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with a reception following at 3:15 p.m.
This is a fundraiser for the LGAA. You can buy your ticket in advance from any LGAA member or come to the VFW, starting at 10:00 a.m. to buy a ticket. Tickets are $5.00 per person. Continue reading