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December 20, 2017, 20:05
Kalleh
A poem a week
Shu had a wonderful idea to send our little granddaughter's father a poem a week to read to her. Shu, being Shu, has chosen some rare, but wonderful, ones. I am urging him to make a booklet of them for her to keep (right now he is only sending them via email). I'll try to post them for all of you, unless I can get him to.

Any suggestions from any of you would be happily considered. Shu is not choosing just kid poems; for example, one is from Lysistrata.
December 21, 2017, 18:26
Geoff
No poetry comes to mind, but here's a book I'd recommend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...ince_and_Other_Tales

Lysistrata? Is he cock-sure she'll like it? Roll Eyes
December 21, 2017, 19:31
Kalleh
It was just a part out of Lysistrata and being viewed as a feminist poem.
December 22, 2017, 07:56
Geoff
Although written as a comedy, it's quite easy to view it today as a feminist comedy. Perhaps some enterprising playwright will tweak it enough to do it as just that.

Lear's stiff might fit Shufitz' criterion. http://www.nonsenselit.org/Lear/ns/
December 22, 2017, 17:46
Kalleh
Of course my favorites are AA Milne's, but Shu is getting much more rare than that.
December 23, 2017, 06:54
Geoff
OK, how about Eugene Field? https://www.poemhunter.com/eugene-field/
December 27, 2017, 20:53
Kalleh
I love Wynken, Blynken and Nod!