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Favorite Poem Friday

Today’s Favorite Poem comes to us from the Head of the Children’s Department, Karen Arnold.


His Royal Sloppiness by Alan Katz


I am the prince
of fingerprints.

Each thing I touch,
I smudge.

I got ink on
the windowsill.

And on the lamp?
That’s fudge.

There’s mud on
every doorknob

and paint marks
down the hall.

But don’t blame me --
I’ve no idea

what’s on the bathroom wall!


Today’s poem is from a collection called Oops, and if you liked it you might want to know about a program coming up in the children’s room. Here is what Donna Skinner has to say:


“The Children’s Department will be hosting a pajama storytime on Wednesday, April 1st. Preposterous Poetry in Pajamas will begin at 6:30pm in the Children’s Program Room, and is geared for families of all ages. We will be featuring some very funny books (after all, it is April Fool’s Day, right?) and silly poetry. One book we will be using is My Dog May Be a Genius by Children’s Poet Laureate Jack Prelutsky.  This book contains poems such as “A Skunk Sat in a Courtroom” and “My Brother Poked a Porcupine”, the titles speak for themselves. We will also be reading a new twist on an old classic, Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody. It has the familiar soothing rhythm from Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon, but with lines like “Goodnight tomb. Goodnight goon. Goodnight Martians taking over the moon.” You will be giggling rather than falling asleep. If you can’t make it to the Pajama Storytime, stop by the Children’s Room anytime and we are happy to show you where our favorites are, we’ve got lots of them!”


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