Monday, April 5, 2010

Poetry month: #5

The Monster's Birthday
Oh, what a party!
They all ate hearty
of elegant bellyache stew.

Then came the cake
In the shape of a snake
and trimmed with octopus goo.

The balloons all went BANG!
And everyone sang,
"Happy birthday, dear Monster, to you."

--Lilian Moore

from Monster Poems, edited by Daisy Wallace; illustrated by Kay Chorao. Holiday House: 1976.

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  1. More silly humour...right up my girls ally.

  2. I love this one; makes me yearn for grandchildren.


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