Wavy Hair, by Shel Silverstein
I thought I had wavy hair
Until I shaved. Instead
I find that have straight hair
And a very wavy head.
Lindsey's husband Austin chose a poem by Silverstein entitled, "Ations" that is so clever! You should look it up!
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
The author, William Bennett served as the Secretary of Education and the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities under President Reagan. He has a BA in philosophy, A Doctorate in political philosophy, and a Law Degree from Harvard. Currently, he is an adviser to Project Lead the Way, a provider of training and curriculum for STEM education. Like many public figures, he has been in the midst of controversy at times, but this compilation of works is a great resource. My copy is dog eared and book marked. There are works from so many of my favorite writers and poets in this book that I don't have to have copies of collections from everyone. Especially the ones that I only like a few of their writings.
If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking
by Emily Dickinson
If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!
Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside—
Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown—
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!
by Ogden Nash