"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Poetry Jam November 20, 2013

Franklin's discoveries
Edison did more
Than fly a kite

Both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison were 
brilliant ( no pun intended) inventors.
One of Benjamin Franklin's many inventions was the lightning rod
and while Thomas Edison did not invent the light bulb,
he did invent the first commercially practical 
incandescent light bulb. 

Thanks to Alan for Poetry Jam's Lightning Theme
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Brian Miller said...

its somewhat funny how we simplify history...i bet you would find quite a few students that would say edison did the light bulb

Stephen Hayes said...

Very interesting and informative.

Sandee said...

Things get cloudy in history at times. Yes they do.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Vandana Sharma said...

:) Very nice amalgamation of science and poetry.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Edison made it possible for us to actually use it.

Mary said...

Very clever take on 'lightning.'

Laurie Kolp said...

Yes, indeed.

messymimi said...

Franklin was quite the inventor himself, and each generation stands on what the generation before did. Your poem points to that very well indeed.

Helen said...

ZAP ... you're it!

Gabriella said...

Nice and informative poem, Kathe!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Always learning something new every time I come by to visit!

Dana said...

Franklin was a pretty amazing guy.

Hope you had a great Thursday!

Peggy said...

I was thinking about Ben Franklin and the lightning when I was coming up with my own poem! Some of these inventions have changed life so much.

alan1704 said...

flying a kite is just the start of the story. I like this and the way it makes you think.