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Hey, Bug! and Other Poems About Little Things

In April of 1974 I received a book inscribed to my dear little Bug from Momi. It was titled Hey Bug! and Other Poems About Little Things, edited by Elizabeth M. Itse and illustrated by Susan Carlton Smith and from it come today's selections of poems about little things.

Little Talk

Don't you think it's probable
that beetles, bugs, and bees
talk about a lot of things---
you know, such things as these:

The kind of weather where they live
in jungles tall with grass
and earthquakes in their villages
whenever people pass!

Of course, we'll never know if bugs
talk very much at all,
because our ears are far too big
for talk that is so small.

~Aileen Fisher

The House of the Mouse

The house of the mouse
is a wee little house,
a green little house in the grass,
which big clumsy folk
may hunt and may poke
and still never see as the pass
this sweet little, neat little,
wee little, green little,
cuddle-down hide-away
house in the grass.

~Lucy Sprague Mitchell (1878-1967)

When I read these poems now, I hear my Mom's voice. June is (or will be if the weather ever clears) a great time to lie in the grass and look for bug villages, and at last I have some little people around to go exploring with me.

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:: this post is included in the poetry round-up over at The Simple and the Ordinary

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