My favorite childhood authors were L.M. Montgomery and Shel Silverstein. I remember in 3rd or 4th grade taking Where the Sidewalk Ends in for show and tell and having the teacher read a couple poems. Yes, I was a book nerd who took books in for show and tell! In fact, my Shel Silverstein books have been so well loved that there are sections that are falling out!
I have passed that love of Shel Silverstein on to Little Miss and T-Rex. Yesterday, we snuggled up under blanket and I read poem after poem after poem. When I came across “Rain” I found it so appropriate with the weather we’ve had the past couple weeks that I just had to share it with you. So, enjoy, and I hope you have a safe, happy, dry Memorial Day weekend!
Rain by Shel Silverstein
I opened my eyes
And looked up at the rain,
And it dripped in my head
And flowed into my brain,
And all that I hear as I lie in my bed
Is the shishity-slosh of the rain in my head.
I step very softly,
I walk very slow,
I can’t do a handstand –
I might overflow,
So pardon the wild crazy thing I just said –
I’m just not the same since there’s rain in my head.
And I added this to the Things I Love Thursday at Diaper Diaries!