Friday, December 21, 2012

Oh, Well - a perspective poem

Oh, Well
Greg Pincus

The world is still here!
Yet I'm still sensing doom
Cuz I lost my excuse -
Now I must clean my room.

Whether or not this is my last post of the year (which it might be, but not because of misinterpreted Mayan calendars), I wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season and happiness and health in 2013 and beyond!

It's Poetry Friday, and you can check out a Solstice-themed roundup over at My Juicy Little Universe.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Untitled, 12/16/12

Untitled, 12/16/12
Greg Pincus

Sing, dance, quilt, make art
Share the work that's in your heart
Sculpt, act, paint, and write
Answer dark with waves of light

(These were the words I woke up with this morning, 12/16/12)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Octoproblem - Kenn Nesbitt

Kenn Nesbitt
(from The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids)

My teacher said to calculate
3.141 times 8.
I threw my hand up instantly
and so, of course, she called on me.
She asked me, “What’s the answer, please?”
I’d figured this one out with ease.
I looked her squarely in the eye
and calmly answered, “Octopi!”
It took her half an hour to get it,
and then she gave me extra credit.

It is always a happy day here at GottaBook when I'm getting to share Kenn Nesbitt's poetry. Octoproblem comes from his new book, The Armpit of Doom: Funny Poems for Kids, and it's a poem that makes me gleeful.

I find the book quite true to its title - it is full of very funny poems AND there is an armpit of doom therein. I'd recommend it any time of the year, truth be told, yet I know it makes a perfect holiday gift (for anyone from kids to adults).  Go on and check out what J. Patrick Lewis called "more mayhem from one of the masters."

Also, it's Poetry Friday, and you can see the roundup of goodies over at Jama's Alphabet Soup.

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And as always... thanks for sharing, Kenn!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Give Books!

Mother Reader has a fabulous post up called 150 Ways to Give a Book. It's chock full of great recommendations of books and ways of giving them, and even if none of the specifics work for you (which seems unlikely, actually), I bet the ideas will spark you. So check it out!

And of course, I should add that The Late Bird itself makes a great gift! But you knew that :-)