Since Roald Dahl's birthday was this past week, I thought that it would be most fitting to go with one of his poems for Poetry Friday. Did you know that Roald Dahl was a poet? This shouldn't surprise anyone, given how much he loved to play with words. There are tons of poems in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator alone. Here is the beginning of one from Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator (Chapter 13):
"If you are old and have the shakes,
If all your bones are full of aches,
If you can hardly walk at all,
If living drives you up the wall,
If you're a grump and full of spite,
If you're a human parasite,
Then what you need is Wonka-Vite!"
The site RoaldDahlFans.com has the text of many of Roald Dahl's poems, including the rest of the above poem. Happy reading! I'm traveling today, so won't be posting any links to other Poetry Friday entries. Try Liz at A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy or Kelly at Big A little a.