Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Poetry and Foolishness

A is for April Fool's Day*
No foolin'! April is National Poetry Month. Look for rhyming books on Perfect Picture Book Fridays, poetic quotes on Quotable Mondays, tips on writing in rhyme or meter, and general lyricism.

To start the month out right, why not a poem by the one-and-only Shel Silverstein?

Oh Have You Heard

Oh have you heard it’s time for vaccinations?
I think someone put salt into your tea.
They’re giving us eleven-month vacations.
And Florida has sunk into the sea.

Oh have you heard the President has measles?
The principal has just burned down the school.
Your hair is full of ants and purple weasels—
                APRIL FOOL!

Courtesy DreamsTime.com

*Follow the link to the A to Z Challenge.


  1. Love me some Shel Silverstein! Great purple weasel!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
    PLEASE TURN OFF WORD VERIFICATION! It's one of THE MOST IMPORTANT suggestions of the A-Z. It's like a "keep out" sign. Disabling anonymous comments is much more effective. This will especially help out in your situation... ;-)

    1. I am so sorry about the verification. I really thought it was off (I think it's fixed now). 'Glad you liked the poetry -- stay tuned!


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