My nose is red, my nose is dry
At first I thought, it caught a fly
I sneezed real hard to get it out
Out popped a green, scaly trout
I watched it as it flopped around
Squish and splash, the only sound
Until it found the large fish bowl
Flipped in the air, and into the hole
My nose is fine, my nose doesn’t hurt
I wiped it across my pink flower shirt
And filled the fish bowl, using a glass
Sat waiting for it to turn into a bass
I’ve recently purchased, Every Thing On It by Shel Silverstein. It’s a poetry book for children and these poems have a wonderful rhythmic rhyme combined with silly humor. It’s such a great way to get children to appreciate rhyme and help with words. He also put drawings with his poems. After reading a bit about this poet, I found out that he passed away in 1999 and has published many children’s books. This makes me feel totally out of the loop because I have never heard about him, but I appreciate his works...even if he's no longer around.
Below are a few of his silly, wonderful poems. I was laughing so hard when I read them.
Dog, how could you do this to me?
Eat the tomato out of my B.L.T.
I’m mad and hungry as I can be.
I just might make a B.L.D.
Said the pelican to the elephant,
“I think we should marry, I do.
‘Cause there’s no name that rhymes with me
And no one else rhymes with you.”
Said the elephant to the pelican
“There’s sense to what you’ve said,
For rhyming’s as good a reason as any
For any two to wed.”
And so the elephant wed the pelican,
And they dined upon lemons and limes,
And now they have a baby pelicant
And everybody rhymes.
Prose, nose and toes,Bea