By Robert Faggen, Robert Frost
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She was a member of the Committee on the International Year of the Child, and is Editorial Consultant to Encore American & Worldwide News magazine and a board member of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Marisabina Russo is a graduate of Mt. Holyoke College. She has illustrated several books, including Goodbye House, a children’s book, and her drawings appear regularly in The New Yorker and many other magazines. com for exclusive information on your favorite HarperCollins author. Also by Nikki Giovanni: Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day The Women and the Men Black Feeling, Black Talk/Black Judgement Re: Creation Spin a Soft Black Song Gemini A Dialogue: James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni My House A Poetic Equation: Conversations between Nikki Giovanni and Margaret Walker Ego Tripping and Other Poems for Young Readers Copyright VACATION TIME.
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Houses Little kangaroos i think prefer to live in pouches Little boys and little girls prefer to live in houses Sometimes Eskimos live in igloos Indians in a tent But you and i live in a rat hole where we pay no rent 35 Jessica, a Bird Who Sings Jessica’s a bird who sings even though she’s clipped her wings Just so she could feather up her nest Mother birds do always try even though they sometimes cry Wishing they could get a little rest Jessie knows when day is through she did what she had to do ’Cause she’d never give her love in jest All the birdies in her tree sing to her with hearts of glee Mother bird we think You are the best 37 The Lady in the Chair Little Bru and little Chris Every morning give a kiss To the lady sitting in the chair In her rocker she does stay Neat and prim throughout the day Gold and silver sprinkled in her hair She is old and she has known All the ways the wind has blown Now she watches life without a care In the evening before bed Just before the prayers are said Grandma Lou gets out her chocolate treat Three small pieces she does break Two to give and one to take Sharing with her greatgrandsons a sweet Little Bru and little Chris Every evening give a kiss To the lady sitting in the chair 39 I Only Watch the Bubbles Mommy watches the soap when I wash dishes Gram watches the soaps most afternoons Dad looks for the soap that is on sale I only watch the bubbles when I bathe I only watch the bubbles when I bathe They turn into so many different things I spread them out on me I can be anything I only watch the bubbles when I bathe 41 The Sun Sunsets are so pretty the clouds and colors leap Across her deep red belly as she flutters off to sleep I also like the sunrise I really like to feel The sunbeams walk across me from my head to my heel 43 Rainbows If I could climb the mountains And rest on clouds that float I’d swim across the clear blue air To reach my rainbow boat My rainbow boat is oh so big And I could be so tall As I sit in my captain’s chair The master of it all But I am just a little boy who’s standing on the ground And others steer the rainbow past While I just hang around I sit on the ground and see The rainbows steering right past me I sit on the ground And wonder why 45 The Stars Across the dark and quiet sky When sunbeams have to go to bed The stars peep out and sparkle up Occasionally they fall They dance the ballet of the night They pirouette and boogie down In blue and red and blue-white dress They hustle through the night The fairies play among the stars They ride on carpets of gold dust And Dawn’s gray fingers shake them off Occasionally they fall 47 The Reason I Like Chocolate The reason I like chocolate is I can lick my fingers and nobody tells me I’m not polite I especially like scary movies ’cause I can snuggle with Mommy or my big sister and they don’t laugh I like to cry sometimes ’cause everybody says “what’s the matter don’t cry” and I like books for all those reasons but mostly ’cause they just make me happy and I really like to be happy 49 Tommy’s Mommy Mommy did you bring my flippers Tommy asked his Mommy Is that all you have to say Mommy asked her Tommy Did you bring my diving mask Tommy asked his Mommy Is that all you have to say Mommy asked her Tommy Did you bring my snorkel Tommy asked his Mommy Is that all you have to say Mommy asked her Tommy I love you Mommy Tommy said Did you bring them Did you I love you Tommy Mommy said Yes I brought them to you 51 Masks Sis wears a mask when she makes a scene Dad wears a mask when he is mean I wear my mask when it’s Halloween But Mom wears her mask for beauty purposes 53 Joy In school today we studied joy “I had joy once” I volunteered “When everybody thought we were going to lose I hit a home run” “How did it feel” the teacher asked I said “I had joy” And he said “No, you don’t have joy You feel it” I am very confused I was very joyful ’til he said I wasn’t Teachers are funny I think 55 Covers Glass covers windows to keep the cold away Clouds cover the sky to make a rainy day Nighttime covers all the things that creep Blankets cover me when I’m asleep 57 Good Night Goodnight Mommy Goodnight Dad I kiss them as I go Goodnight Teddy Goodnight Spot The moonbeams call me so I climb the stairs Go down the hall And walk into my room My day of play is ending But my night of sleep’s in bloom 59 About the Author Nikki Giovanni was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1943.
Early Poems by Robert Faggen, Robert Frost