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.


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?


  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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