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Crow! -- The
Children's Poems, 136 pages,
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About Steven R. Cope
600 Overbrook Dr
More than 200 poems
to delight, entertain, and educate youngsters from 6 to 90 years.
"If Wordsworth met up with Dr. Seuss somewhere in eastern Kentucky,
and setting out to write poems together, they ran smack dab into James
Still and Ogden Nash, you might end up with something as funny,
surprising, and generally delightful as Crow !"
Cope's poems answer a great many burning questions of schoolyard social
circles: What is an elephat? How do you locate a giant? And, neither
last not least in this rollicking, quirky work, how did Miss Tawdry come
to be blue--ALL OVER?
Cope's Crow ! is a cornucopia of verses with meters as crisp as the
illustrations that accompany them. Here are children's poems without the
pablum. Wit, good humor, surprise, and vivid wordplay reign.... What a
broad and deep pleasure to dip into again and again.
selections from Crow ! ---
Sometimes the dumbest of the lot
Will tell you plain what God forgot
And looking wisely into space
Reveal the mustard on his face.
Papaw had a sweetheart
He loved with all his might,
And when he called her "Poodle,"
I knew it was all right.
Papaw got baptised in a pond
While Mamaw on the bank looked on,
And all the angels in the trees
Amen'd when they heard Papaw sneeze.