Friday, August 17, 2012

Poetry Friday: Bananas in My Ears

How can nonsense stories, poems, riddles, and rhymes tug your heart? They can from the pen of Michael Rosen, accompanied by the art of Quentin Blake. Perfect for Poetry Friday is Bananas in My Ears!

After Dark

Outside after dark,
trains hum and traffic lights wink,
after dark, after dark.

In here after dark,
curtains shake and closets creak,
after dark, after dark.

Under the covers after dark,
I twiddle my toes and hug my pillow,
after dark, after dark.

I so enjoyed this work with recurring characters Nat and Anna, and the periodic stop spreads which take a beat to note what we say in life. I love this work! Enjoy it with your totz!

Bananas in My Ears
by Michael Rosen
illustrated by Quentin Blake
Candlewick Press, August 28, 2012

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Michael Rosen the one who wrote the Sad Book? I love the poem and the way it describes after dark and how we hug our pillows. I still do that when i catch myself awake after dark. :)