potw: furry bear

Feb 15, 2011

We haven’t done poetry the last two weeks because we have been so sick…all our rhythms and routines have been haywire. Today we are starting fresh with a new (actually very, very old library book I scooped up at the book sale for 10 cents) poetry book called I Went To The Animal Fair compiled by William Cole and illustrated by Colette Rosselli. Even though it is quite beaten up, it is adorable!

Furry Bear by A. A. Milne

If I were a bear,
And a big bear too,
I shouldn’t much care
If it froze or snew;
I shouldn’t much mind
If it snowed or friz-
I’d be all fur-lined
With a coat like his!

For I’d have fur boots and a brown fur wrap,
And brown fur knickers and a big fur cap.
I’d have a fur muffle-ruff to cover my jaws,
And brown fur mittens on my big brown paws.
With a big brown furry-down up to my head,
I’d sleep all the winter in a big fur bed.

I had never read this one before and instantly fell in love with it this morning. I love the cadence and the musical quality. I love the words and I love the thought of being warm in a big fur bed! I am SO done with winter!

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