My son is currently taken with the poetry of Odgen Nash. My first exposure to his work was a series of fun poems he wrote to The Carnival of the Animals, music by Camille Saint-Saens. When I found a volume of his works, I thought Aidan would like all of the Bryans and lions and nonsense. I was right--he appreciated the silly verses and claimed it for a while.
Me, I just found a little pretty called "A Lady Who Thinks She Is Thirty." I personally liked turning thirty; I found it fit me. But the few years since then have etched their few lines, and I've been going gray for at least a decade....
Shining like the morning star,
Like the twilight shining,
Haunted by a calendar,
Miranda is a-pining.
Silly girl, silver girl,
Draw the mirror toward you;
Time who makes the years to whirl
Adorned as he adored you.
Read the rest here and be lightened.
Today's assortment of poetry is found at Live Your Poem.