The writer John Agard wrote these (fine for florida) children’s poetry lines:
Call alligator long-mouth
call alligator saw-mouth
call alligator pushy – mouth …
They are from “Don’t Call Alligator Long-Mouth Till You Cross River,” a fun verse included in my copy of The PUFFIN TWENTIETH-CENTURY COLLECTION of VERSE, edited by Brian Patten. For more on Mr. Agard, who was born in 1949 in Guyana, please check here.
(As always, I thank my Hollins First-Class poetry class professors Morag Styles and Tina Hanlon, for introducing me to the World of poetry for children.
LAST WEEK –
poetry friday lines here at Bookseedstudio were quoted from Langston Hughes:
Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby…