Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Is There a Doctor in the House?

Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991), AKA Dr. Seuss, is one of my all-time favorite poets. He is an author of children’s books that rhyme, poems filled with silly words, silly pictures and often deeper meanings. I still have many of my Dr. Seuss books and ones that didn’t follow me into adulthood, were replaced in hardcover once I arrived. 🙂 His birthday, March 2, was adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day.

I didn’t realize until I was researching for this blog post, that he had written some short, more adult poems.

I would like to share two of them now. There are no titles.

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Every love story has a struggle.
Every fairy tale has a moment,
where they are faced with that challenge.
Happily ever after is not found,
it is fought for;
it is having the love,
that never gives up and always tries.

***

In fields of green,
Between skyscrapers of a city.
On top of a mountain,
Under the sea.
High or low,
We will always find each other.

We will always find,
Our hearts’ home.

***

And for those of you looking to relive your childhood…

My favorite books by Dr. Seuss:

The Cat in the Hat
The Butter Battle Book
The Sneetches
Horton Hears a Who
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
If I Ran the Zoo
Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Green Eggs and Ham
The Lorax
And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street

Oh, who am I kidding, I love them all! 🙂

What is your favorite by Dr. Seuss?

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Yertle the Turtle is one of my favs! Read the kids so much Suess that I can still recite most of them by memory!

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