DPF / Seuss

For the upcoming holiday and weather and kings who wish for control of everything, even the weather, from Bartholmew and the Oobleck. 

from Bartholomew and the Oobleck: (Magicians’ Chant) / by Dr. Seuss

‘Oh, snow and rain are not enough!
Oh, we must make some brand-new stuff!
So feed the fire with wet mouse hair,
Burn an onion. Burn a chair.
Burn a whisker from your chin.
And burn a long sour lizard skin….’

DPF / Seuss

For it seems like a good time for this one, from The Lorax.

from The Lorax / by Dr. Seuss

At the far end of town
where the Grickle-grass grows
and the wind smells slow-and-sour when it blows
and no birds ever sing excepting old crows…
is the Street of the Lifted Lorax.

DPF / Ridlon

For runners big and small, from The Twentieth Century Children’s Treasury, edited by Jack Prelutsky, and illustrated by Meilo So.

from Running Song / by Marci Ridlon

How the trees are
whizzing by.
Rushing rivers
run forever.
May I can
if I try.

DPF / Carroll

For my sister, whose choice of quote is perfect for Back-To-School season, from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

from The Walrus and The Carpenter / by Lewis Carroll

‘The time has come,’ the Walrus said,
‘To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.’