National Poetry Month: April 19th

April 19, 2010

Everything in Its Place by Arthur Guiterman

The skeleton is hiding in the closet as it should,
The needle’s in the haystack and the trees are in the wood,
The fly is in the ointment and the froth is on the beer,
The bee is in the bonnet and the flea is in the ear.

The meat is in the coconut, the cat is in the bag,
The dog is in the manger and the goat is on the crag,
The worm is in the apple and the clam is on the shore,
The birds are in the bushes and the wolf is at the door.

This poem was selected by Brian W. (Children’s Librarian)

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