by Myra Cohn Livingston
Our cat had kittens
when everything outside was snow.
So she stayed in
and kept them warm
and safe from all the clouds and storm.
when there was sun
she snuzzled on the smallest one
and turned it over
and took its fur between her teeth
and carried it
outside to see
how nice a winter day can be
and then our dog
would help her take the other three
and one by one
they took them out
to see what sun is all about
so when they’re grown
they’ll always know
to never be afraid of snow.
Today’s poem is from Julie Andrews’ Treasury for all Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year, selections by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, paintings by Marjorie Priceman.
This is an utterly charming new book of poetry, arranged by season, with delightful selections for just about every holiday you can think of, including those rarely represented in most children’s collections such as Ramadan and Purim. As well, there are poems about celebrating the Sabbath, new babies, and each season’s finest offerings from nature. The jubilant paintings by Marjorie Priceman are simply irresistable! Every page bursts with juicy colors, swirling and swimming and dancing about!
Here’s an Amazon link: Julie Andrews’ Treasury for All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year
The poem about the kittens was cool
I was showing this poem as they were studying about poems
I asked all the students to thumbs up or down so i could know who like it and who don’t