Sunday, January 31, 2010

i heart poetry,

Whenever I'm sick or bored, I love reading poetry.
A few years ago, I was given A light in the attic, by Shel Silverstein.
The book is full of cute poems for children, but reading them still makes me smile,
hopefully it will do the same for you. =).
Here are a few of my favorites:

Here comes
Here comes summer,
Here comes summer,
Chirping robin, budding rose.
Here comes summer,
Here comes summer,
Gentle showers, summer clothes.
Here comes summer,
Here comes summer-
Whoosh- shiver- there it goes.

Bear in there
There's a Polar Bear
In our Frigidaire-
He likes it 'cause it's cold in there.
With his seat in the meat
And his face in the fish
And his big hairy paws
In the buttery dish,
He's nibbling the noodles,
He's munching the rice,
He's slurping the soda,
He's licking the ice.
And he lets our a roar
If you open the door.
And gives me a scare
To know he's in there-
That Polary Bear
In our Fridgitydaire.

Eight Balloons

Eight Balloons no one was buyin'
All broke loose one afternoon.
Eight balloons with strings a-flyin',
Free to do what they wanted to.
One flew up to touch the sun- POP!
One thought highways might be fun- POP!
One took a nap in a cactus pile- POP!
One stayed to play with a careless child- POP!
One tried to taste some bacon fryin'- POP!
One fell in love with a porcupine- POP!
One looked close in a crocodile's mouth- POP!
One sat around 'til his air ran out- Whoosh!
Eight balloons no one was buyin' -
They broke loose and away they flew,
Free to float and free to fly
And free to pop where they wanted to.

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