I'm weeding the poetry section at the library right now. (Well, to be more accurate, we're weeding all of our juvenile nonfiction, 600-biographies, having recently finished 000-500. I was randomly assigned the shelves that house most of our 811s.)
Anyway, in my scouring of the shelves, I came across three small volumes by Valerie Worth. Each is illustrated by Natalie Babbitt! Small pen-and-ink drawings perfectly accompany small poems about the everyday.
Today's poem is from the first in the series, Small Poems. Although it's out of print, it looks like the entire series has been reprinted into one volume--All the Small Poems and Fourteen More.
Is a leaping fire
To go near,
But it will still
In warm yellow squares
On the floor
Like a flat
The cat can curl
Book Provided by... my local library
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