Thursday, December 17, 2009


Paul has long been a poetry buff, and one thing he enjoys is teaching poetry to whichever of the kids seem interested at the moment. Mostly as a stalling tactic, I think, Finn enjoys spending some time quoting poetry with Daddy at bedtime. I was able to capture him saying parts of 2 different poems the other night, although he did get a bit silly since the camera was pointed his direction. Have you ever seen anything so sweet?

The Tiger by William Blake

TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.


  1. I love this!!! And I love that your husband does this with Finn. This really IS the sweetest! Keep this up and little Finn is really going to know how the woo the ladies when he gets older!

  2. So sweet! We also LOVE poetry around here. I have recited The Owl & The Pussycat to Zach every nap and bedtime since birth. And the best is when they start writing their own. I LOVE Zach's little poems and I keep pen and paper with me just to be able to jot them down.

  3. Lovely Joy! That was such a sweet little film clip...

  4. so very sweet!: )his little voice saying those poems too cute!


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