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					                              POEMS FOR TWO VOICES

This form of poetry is written in a special way so that two people each have parts, like
in a play. The poem is written in two columns, and the person standing on the left
reads the lines in the left column. The person on the right reads the lines in the right
column. Most of the time, there will be only one line being read at a time, and that is
clear when you look at it because the other half of the paper is blank where the line on
one side is. But sometimes, there will be a line for each person to say AT THE SAME
TIME. And to make it even more interesting, sometimes the lines will be the same, and
sometimes they will be different! Paul Fleischman is considered the expert of poems
for two voices, but other poets have written them as well. They are not hard once you
get thinking that way! Here’s an example:

                                     MY HORSE AND I
                                     by Georgia Heard

                      We gallop                          We gallop

                       Together                           Together

                   Across the fields

                                                        Over the hills

                                                     Follow the creek

                   Who is the girl?

                                                     Who is the horse?

                     I am the girl                      I am the horse

                    I am the horse                       I a the girl

                      We gallop

                                                         We gallop

                       Together                           Together

                       Together

				
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