Saturday, October 10, 2009

Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time...

What's that, you ask?
"What is a TIME?"

Is a TIME a flat, smooth thing
that you have put your cup upon?

Is a TIME a slithery thing
that you would never step upon?

Is a TIME a smooshy thing
that you can rest your head upon?

Is a TIME a shining thing
that every night, you wish upon?

Is a TIME a spiraling thing
that you may climb upon?

Is a TIME a speeding thing
that you will ride upon?

TIMES are smooth, slithery, smooshy,
shining, spiraling, speeding things.

TIMES are whatever you need them to be,
And you have all of them you need.

So as I was saying,
"Once upon a TIME..."

Poem by Martha Burgin, Drawings by Kim Mosley

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Truly poetic and wittily illustrated! H.


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