Tuesday, January 17, 2012
One Word, Two Word, Red Word, Blue Word or Don't Swallow a Rotten Fish
My habit is to rise early to read and write. If I wake in the night, I cannot, no matter how I try, go back to sleep. What's the matter? Words, words, words! ;-)
I've been reading to my granddaughter, so I can thank Dr. Seuss and Nora for this!
ONE WORD, TWO WORD, RED WORD, BLUE WORD
Or DON'T SWALLOW A ROTTEN FISH
It's words that call me from my bed,
That fill my head with rushing roar!
I cannot make a single sound!
I chew words up and force them down.
Their poison tiny, tiny parts --
I spit them out in fits and starts
Into some other sweeter form,
as if this illness were the norm.
The words I've swallowed won't digest!
They rumble me and make a mess
Of all my peaceful sleep and more --
I puke them out onto the floor.
*I think of the all-time nastiest words is "puke." I won't list the rest.
Labels: Seuss, wordsickness
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I'm so fortunate that I can wake up in the night (usually to go to the bathroom) & then fall right back asleep. The few times that words have kept me awake I've written things down - only to find out that, unlike this fun poem, they're not really that clever the next day.ReplyDelete
I'd love to be able to do that, but truly, I treasure my early morning dark and quiet time. It's only the pre-4:00 times I wake that annoy me!Delete
hahaha one of my fav Suess' Read it as a child and read it to my kids.ReplyDelete
good job Karen.
I love all of Seuss! He's not just for kids. I had a roomful of parents in tears at a graduation dinner by reading O the Places You'll Go to them. Read Aloud for adults!Delete