|A Fishy Story - © Judith Clay|
why your fish are somber?
Or what the small fry wish
in their schools of fish?
Would it astonish you to know
they project in scintillating rows
their 3 R's on the scaly side
of flounders floating in the tide?
They learn to count the bottom pebbles
and form words inside of bubbles!
Yes they learn in liquid schools
where the wise will brook no fools.
A Children's Poem for Judith Clay's painting of the same name.
© Gay Reiser Cannon * 8.31.13
All Rights Reserved
|Magic Hour (c) Judith Clay|
the musical Giraffe
plays the circus
on a high treble clef,
where silver flutes
and golden stars
brass french horns
wail songs bizarre.
The ringmaster's hat
yields a magic wand
while a diva dove
sings opera songs.
the strange event
and watch in awe
as a coo-coo bird
begins to caw.
The girl on the swing
does a somersault
while an elephant
dances without a fault.
And when the acts
take their final bow
They skate away
to another show.
Another Children's Poem
© Gay Reiser Cannon * All Rights Reserved * 8.31.13
HENRY AND ADELE
|Henry and Adele (c) Judith Clay|
Adele sings the blues to the moon all night,
as she winks at the man-in-the-moon's pale light
and watches Henry play his flute.
Adele fills her basket with her song of night
And whispers the lying ways of a hot day's light
she wraps Henry in the tunes of fruit.
Adele sings the lonely in an autumn night
how the river wronged her when she was right
she teaches Henry the shades of truth.
So Henry shines in the lunar light; and
Adele soars as her blues take flight.
(c) Gay Reiser Cannon * All Rights Reserved * 8.31.13