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« on: June 28, 2013, 07:59:40 PM »

I had been trying to remember this poem that I adored when I was little.I ended up googling  what i remembered of it today and found it,I remembber having the poetry book it was published in and in 1983 i was 5

I Eat My Peas with Honey
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I eat my peas with honey;
I've done it all my life.
It makes the peas taste funny,
But it keeps them on the knife.

FOOTNOTES: This poem was recited on the February 2, 1944 broadcast of the radio program "It Pays to Be Ignorant." According to the Estate of Shel Silverstein and the archivists who oversee his literary works and manuscripts, Shel Silverstein did not write this poem.

Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 06:57:46 PM »

Bedtime in Summer
In winter I get up at night
and  dress by yellow candlelight.
In summer quite the other way.
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed
 and see the bird still hooping in the tree.
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
 still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue
And I should like so much to play
To have to go to bed by day?
Robert Louis Stevenson

I remember this from a reading book with a story about a monkey called Naughty Nick.
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 07:07:46 PM »

Love it Carrie, sounds very similar to lots of the Ogden Nash poems.
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2017, 08:58:38 PM »

Lovely poem! Made my day Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 02:04:47 PM »

I managed to get hold of a copy of the book containing the pea poem to read to my daughter, as yet sadly she doesn't share my passion for poetry, books she's getting the love for but I think she is so used to mummy talking nonsense, she thinks I'm just having one of my 'moments' lol
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 03:18:45 PM »

 Smiley Great to see you posting, Carrie!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 03:34:10 PM »

Maybe if you read it to her enough times Carrie, she will learn to love it, as I think children like repetition (or they did in the 'good old days'). My mum used to read to me from a book called 'My naughty little sister' when I was little.
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