Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day and Daffodils Part One

Happy Earth Day! In honor of Earth Day, I will take a page from librarian Pam B. and post the immortal words of Kermit the Frog, through the pen of Joe Rapposo:

It's Not Easy Being Green
It's not that easy being green
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that

It's not easy being green
It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
Or stars in the sky

But green's the color of Spring
And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like an ocean, or important
Like a mountain, or tall like a tree

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why
Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful

Now, for one of your long-awaited daffodil poems!

Today's poem is courtesy of Rob Paine, as penned by Jack Handey
(who is a real person!):
Consider the daffodil.
And while you're doing that,
I'll be over here, looking through your stuff.

Rob will receive a book of poetry for proving he knows Jack.

More daffodils tomorrow!

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