Friday, August 19, 2016

POETRY FRIDAY: Two Summer Poems by Lilian Moore

This week has been free of nanny granny duties for me as my “grandgirls” are up in Maine with my daughter and son-in-law. I thought I’d post a couple of summer poems written by Lilian Moore—one of my favorite children’s poets—for them.


If you catch a firefly
            and keep it in a jar
You may find that
            you have lost
A tiny star.

Click here to read the rest of the poem


I made a sand castle.
In rolled the sea.
            "All sand castles
            belong to me—
            to me,"
said the sea.

Click here to read the rest of the poem.

I miss Julia and Allison SO much. I can't wait to see them tomorrow. Fortunately, my daughter has been sending pictures of the girls to me and "Papa."



The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Dori Reads today.


Alice Nine said...

The joys of being nanny granny! Your chosen poems stir fond memories of my childhood summers filled with fireflies and the longing for our short visits to the sea. My grands don't know about fireflies; we don't have them here in Portland... I doubt they've ever seen one (🙁). But they do know much about the sea, how it claims their sand creations and tries to take their pails. Thanks for sharing Lilian Moore.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Alice Nine,

I am truly fortunate to live next door to my "grandgirls." We bought a place with my daughter and son-in-law a few years ago that has a spacious in-law apartment--so I get to see my girls nearly every day. It is such fun watching them change and grow. They bring a lot of joy into my life. The one thing I miss about our old home is that it was so close to the ocean.

Liz Steinglass said...

Perfect, absolutely perfect. Exactly how children's poems should be. : )

Brenda Harsham said...

What cuties. I love those poems, not one extra word.

Linda B said...

Your 'grand-girls' are growing up, Elaine, & mine are, too. Time moves so quickly! Lilian Moore is a delight, isn't she? Those poems definitely spell summer! Enjoy everyone back home tomorrow!

Ramona said...

Love these delightful Lilian Moore poems and the glimpse of your grand-girls. Summer and fireflies, such a delight!

Mary Lee said...

Wonder-ful summer poems, Granny Nanny!

Doraine Bennett said...

What's not to love about Lillian Moore? I'm looking forward to my first grandchild who will be close enough to see on a regular basis. I have eight already, but they're oh so far away. Nanny Granny is such a great grandmother name. Mine is Dori.

Charles Waters said...

Look at how much they are both growing. Wow. Time indeed flies.

Molly Hogan said...

Love these poems by Lillian Moore and the photos of your adorable grandchildren. Firefly stars, beaches and loved ones...may they fill these waning days of summer!

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you for sharing Moore's poems and photos of your adorable grandgirls. Your "granny nanny" moniker makes me smile. =)