I had all the intention of sharing tea-related poetry today but I think I’ll save it for another (Poetry Fri)day. Last week, I found a poetry collection by J. Patrick Lewis in the “Get Your Spooky On” display of our Children’s department. It’s called Once Upon a Tomb: Gravely Humorous Verses and it was a treat! Some people might find the poems a bit corny but I love puns so you’ll just have to bear with me. (Not sorry!)
Poetry Friday round-up is hosted by Jama at Jama’s Alphabet Soup!
The poems in this collection each tell the story of an untimely demise—from a school principal to a bully, a food critic to a cafeteria lady, an underwear salesman to a soccer player—in witty and mischievous verse. Complemented by Simon Bartram’s delightfully deadpan illustrations, J. Patrick Lewis’s cryptic tour of headstones and epitaphs is silly, spooky—and far from grave.
Returned to Sender.
Reader, if I had more time
I’d say au revoir in rhyme,
Sayonara, ciao in verse—
But I have to catch a hearse.
She lived on