I don't know about you, but the beginning of summer has been pretty busy at our house, especially getting our two daughters into their new summer camp routines and dealing with the heat. Work has been busy for me, too, so I'm thankful that the end of the week is finally here. I'm definitely ready for a break--a poetry break!
Here's a fun children's poem by Kenn Nesbitt, who graciously shares so many of his poems on his interactive website Poetry4kids.com. I'm sharing it as part of Poetry Friday, which is being hosted today by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater from The Poem Farm. Enjoy...
When Daniel Went Dancing
When Daniel went dancing that night at the fair
he leapt on the stage with his arms in the air.
He ran back and forth at a neck-breaking pace,
then back-flipped and cartwheeled all over the place.
He jumped like a jumping bean, bounced like a ball,
careened off the ceiling, and ran down the wall.
He flew through the room with an ear-splitting scream
til, shaking and sobbing, he ran out of steam.
The witnesses watching could see at a glance
that Dan had invented some new kind of dance.
They cheered and applauded. They gave him First Prize.
They cried, "You're a genius in all of our eyes!"
So now, just like Daniel, from Finland to France,
they sit on a cactus to start every dance.
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