Thursday, June 24, 2010

WEE THREE illustration by Hazel Mitchell:
"Upside Down Land"


When tired of games and pictures too,
And all my books I've read 
And I can't think what else to do 
I stand upon my head
Then I pretend in some strange lands
Across a Faerie Sea,
The people all walk on their hands,
Not right-side-up, like me
And then I wonder how they'd sleep 
Up-side-down upon their beds,
And how they'd ever, ever keep 
Their hats upon their heads
I wonder too, if in these lands,
The folks upon the street,
Would wear their shoes upon their hands,
Their gloves upon their feet
But mother says if they appeared,
And met me on the street
They'd laugh, she's sure, and think me weird; 
For walking on my feet

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WEE THREE illustration by Hazel Mitchell: "Pretending"


I’m playing I’m a little mouse,
I’m hiding everywhere.
They mustn’t ever see me
They mustn’t know I’m there.
They wonder how the cracker crumbs
Got down behind the chair.
They’ll think t’was Pam that did it,
And never know a mouse was there.

WEE THREE illustration by Hazel Mitchell: "Lonely"


A little brown ant came running by,
My reflection caught his shiny eye
A green leaf sat upon his back,
It looked as if he held a sack

I asked where he was racing to,
And what it was he had to do
All aquiver in his haste,
He ran on by, no time to waste.

A busy toad came hopping by
He stopped to snatch a butterfly
So content and happy he did seem,
As he stared at me with eyes a gleam

He would not say a word to me,
‘Though, I was nice as nice could be
For when I said “hello”, why then,
He just went hopping off again.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Excerpt from WEE THREE:

Baby Brother

He’s very small and rather red,
And has no hair upon his head

All he does is lie in bed,
I wish we had a dog instead