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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

What Flies?

Birds and bees and butterflies
And anything that fills the skies;
Comets, clouds and homemade kites,
Flags with lots of stars and stripes.

Frisbees, beach balls, paper planes,
Cockatoos and whooping cranes;
Eagles, owls, sometimes chickens,
Leaves and hats when March wind quickens.

Wings and things that glide on air,
Skateboards when they do a dare;
Steam and smoke, a soapy bubble--
And sometimes cats that give dogs trouble!

©Charles Ghigna


Irene Latham said...

Ha! Yes I have seen a flying cat or two... or around here, squirrels saving their lives from our dog Ruby. :)

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

I can certainly see lots of kids having fun with this one!

Mary Lee said...

...and sometimes the cats make those troublesome dogs fly!

Tabatha said...

Some of my favorite lines are:
Leaves and hats when March wind quickens
Skateboards when they do a dare


Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks, all. Another great Poetry Friday. Enjoyed reading everyone's offerings.

Thanks, Tabatha, for hosting!

Carol said...

What a great list poem! Can't wait to share this with kids!

Joyce Ray said...

Lots of fun images here! I like the back and forth progression from things in nature that fly to objects and back to nature again. I love the image of the flying cat!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thanks for your kind and thoughtful comments, Carol and Joyce Ray!