This week's entry comes courtesy of Dr. Seuss, and of the fascinating Wikipedia entry about the book Green Eggs and Ham. Did you know that in the U.S., green eggs used to be a term for scrambled eggs made with herbs? So Wikipedia says, anyway. Here is an excerpt from the book, taken from their post:
"I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I do not like them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam-I-am."
As a relatively picky eater, I always appreciated this book. I'm traveling for a couple of days, but I'll try to come back with some links later in the weekend. Happy Friday!
UPDATE: Here are some links to Poetry Friday entries that I ran across today (Sunday). You can find others listed at A Chair, A Fireplace, and A Tea Cozy.
- Liz B. at A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy has a funny poem about elephants using the telephone.
- Mary Lee from A Year of Reading has an extensive entry, with a poem that's an ode to the spell checker, and a variety of poetry-related links.
- Becky from Farm School offers up some Walt Whitman.
- Little Willow has The Visitor, by Kate Northrup, over at Bildungsroman.
- Here in the Bonny Glen has Jane's choice, I Stood Tiptoe Upon a Little Hill, by John Keats
- MotherReader offers an original poem of her own, and a less than glowing review of a recent picture book.
- Michele at Scholar's Blog posts for Poetry Saturday this week, with a poem by Ogden Nash, and a movie review.