I'm so happy. Today is the one year birthday for Poetry for Kids Joy.
I can hardly believe I've been writing a poem a day for a whole year. Zowee!
To celebrate David L.Harrison is donating a copy of his most recent poetry book COWBOYS.
Yesterday David shared the wonderful poem "Bunkhouse." Today we're getting a peek at "Spittin' Mad."
"You're too little," they say.
"Go play with your dolls."
Been ridin' since I could walk.
I could break a bronco
good as they can.
"You're a girl," they say.
"Stay out of the way."
I'm tougher'n any boy.
Mess with me,
I'll poke 'em in the eye!
I'm so mad
I could kick a cow chip!
I love the idea of being so mad you could kick a cow chip. Actually, I can see the t-shirts now.
Gosh, I think this is a beautiful book. I love the variety in the poems and the illustrations just blow me away. Don't you just wish you could sit in Dan Burr's studio and watch him work his magic?
And I greatly appreciate David Harrison adding this birthday gift to our party. If you'd like to win the autographed copy that David has donated, leave your own comment or cowboy related poem in the comments below. You have until midnight tonight. Then I'll put all the names into a cowboy hat (of course) and draw one name out.
Actually, I'll draw two names and the second name drawn, I'll write a poem for you.
Here's my poem for today:
I have a pony, Pokey.
He's a sweet little paint.
Cause when I'm in a hurry--
Pokey, he ain't.
Oh that is bad. I think I need to go drink some sarsaparilla. Have a good weekend and Happy Poetry Friday.