Puffins, muffins, grasshopper's and elephants / by Christina Osheim

Today I am going to share some favorite poems from when I was a child. I remember these poems from the illustrations. Love them!

IMG_2914.JPG

 

There Once Was a Puffin

Oh, there once was a Puffin
Just the shape of a muffin,
And he lived on an island
In the bright blue sea!

He ate little fishes,
That were most delicious,
And he had them for supper
And he had them for tea.

But this poor little Puffin,
He couldn’t play nothin’,
For he hadn’t anybody
To play with at all.

So he sat on his island,
And he cried for awhile, and
He felt very lonely,
And he felt very small.

Then along came the fishes,
And they said, “If you wishes,
You can have us for playmates,
Instead of for tea!”

So they now play together,
In all sorts of weather,
And the Puffin eats pancakes,
Like you and like me.

by Florence Page Jaques

Who Has Seen the Wind?

By Christina Rossetti

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing through.
Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.

 

IMG_2915.JPG

The Elephant and the Grasshopper

Way down south where bananas grow,A  grasshopper stepped on an elephant's toeThe elephant said, with tears in his eyes,"Pick on somebody your own size."

IMG_2916.JPG