Friday, February 25, 2011

You read to me, I'll read to you

I shine for the sea, I shine for the land.
I shine for the frogs when they strike up the band
As they sit in the water all in a line.
Now you tell me- for whom do you shine?
                  (from "A Dream About the Man in the Moon")

John Ciardi 1962
drawings by Edward Gorey

This book of ours is falling apart, the pages falling out one by one. But still we managed to sit up in bed last night and read most of the poems. They're funny and profound, kinda like Shel Silverstein. The drawings are by Edward Gorey- and that's what made me pick up this book in the first place.

I read this one especially for Henry:

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