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Friday, May 03, 2013

Poetry Friday--"I Left My Head"

If I didn't know better, I'd say the following poem, by Lilian Moore, wasn't written for kids, but for those of us who are a few years beyond 50!
I Left My Head

I left my head
somewhere
today.
Put it down for
just
a minute.
Under the
table?
On a chair?
Wish I were
able
to say
where.
Everything I need
is
in it!



The poem is found in the anthology, A Jar of Tiny Stars: Poems by NCTE Award-Winning Poets, edited by Berice E. Cullinan [811.54 JAR]. This book definitely belongs in a select group of children's poetry books I'd call the if-you-can-only-have-one-children's-poetry-book-this-should-be-it list.

Visit Elizabeth Steinglass where you'll find her rounding up the Poetry Friday posts for this week.

4 comments:

  1. Hilarious. I don't think you need to be young or old to appreciate this.

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  2. Unfortunately I can relate all too well! This one's going on the bulletin board next to my desk. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Anonymous9:43 AM

    Love the poem! The anthology looks wonderful...I'm looking for it now in my library system.

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  4. Putting this on my wish list. Thanks!

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