Friday, January 25, 2008

Poetry Friday--Nonsense Poems

How Beastly! A Menagerie of Nonsense Poems
By Jane Yolen
Illustrations by James Marshall
Wordsong, 1980

This book is so old I couldn't find the cover art online. Wow! But it is full of fun nonsense poems. Here's one to share. Jane Yolen amazes me at the breadth of her writing. She does it all, and she does it all well.

The Skank

A tense ancestor of the skunk
Was the immortal Skank.
For bones and fragments of its skin
We’ve fossil hounds to thank.
They first discovered its remains
Deep in an ancient bank
And knew it for a skunk’s grandpa
For oh my gosh, it stank.

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