March 18, 2006

Poetry festival selections II

Here are Daniel's poems. Again, the A.A. Milne poem, also from When We Were Very Young, is one of the official festival selections for Narrative/Dramatic Poetry Solos for ages six and under; the other is his own choice for Canadian Poetry Solo.

Before Tea
by A.A. Milne (from When We Were Very Young)

Has not been seen
For more than week. She slipped between
The two tall treees at the end of the green...
We all went after her. "Emmeline!"

I didn't mean --
I only said that your hands weren't clean."
We went to the trees at the end of the green...
But Emmeline
Was not to be seen.

Came slipping between
The two tall trees at the end of the green.
We all ran up to her. "Emmeline!
Where have you been?
Where have you been?
Why, it's not more than week!" And Emmeline
Said, "Sillies, I went and saw teh Queen.
She says my hands are purfickly clean!"

Winter Weather Watch

by Robert Heidbreder (from Eeenie Meenie Manitoba)

What weather's in the West today?
Snow, snow -- come what may!

And on the Prairies? Out that way?
Snow, snow -- buckets they say!

And by the Great Lakes? Round there, eh?
Snow, snow -- without delay!

And in Quebec what's under way?
Snow, snow -- a white souffle!

And in the Maritimes today?
Snow, snow -- in every bay!

But what about up north, I say?
Snow, snow -- it's there to stay!

Dig out your skis, snowshoes, your sleigh,
Your slick dogsled,
Go out and play!


Anonymous said...

misquoted...."It's been more than a week"

Anonymous said...

Better with the illustrations too