Thinking Out Loud – Poetry
It’s Thinking Out Loud Thursday with Penny’s Passion. Today I’m thinking about poetry because it’s National Poetry Day. I used to be more of a poetry fan, I even used to write it, but kind of fell off from it for some time. But, I’ve rediscovered some of my favorites thanks to introducing Ollie to Shel Silverstein. We’ve been reading several of his books to him for about a year now. Many of his poems are just plain fun, but some of them are more serious in nature too. I thought I’d share a couple of my favorites today.
Colors from Where The Sidewalk Ends
My skin is kind of sort of brownish
Pinkish yellowish white.
My eyes are grayish blueish green,
But I’m told they look orange in the night.
My hair is reddish blondish brown,
But it’s silver when it’s wet.
And all the colors I am inside
Have not been invented yet.
Magic from Where the Sidewalk Ends
Sandra’s seen a leprechaun,
Eddie touched a troll,
Laurie danced with witches once,
Charlie found some goblins’ gold.
Donald heard a mermaid sing,
Susy spied an elf,
But all the magic I have known
I’ve had to make myself.
Put Something In from A Light in the Attic
Draw a crazy picture,
Write a nutty poem,
Sing a mumble-gumble song,
Whistle through your comb.
Do a loony-goony dance
‘Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain’t been there before.
Are you a poetry fan? What are some of your favorites?
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