because today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday
or so they tell me
those bloggers I see.
his wit and fate
to entertain children and adults
with whimsical words to exult.
He’ll be 108
isn’t that great.
Come share your rhymes
on Twitter; we’ll have good times.
Come and Play.
In all Seussiness, please join us and share your Seussian memories, favorite books, favorite rhymes, politics, and more today. I’ll tell you that my love of poetry started with Seuss’ Cat in the Hat, which he didn’t have published until 1958! If you have no idea why Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) is so fun, you should check out Seussville where you can learn about the author, his life, his politics, and just have fun creating your own Whoville character!
In a twist on Necromancy Never Pays‘ weekly trivia game, I’ve crafted a set of Seussian lines for you to check out and tell me which book they came from. A Seussian prize will be given to the winner who will be drawn at random from those who get all the answers right.
1. “UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
2. “They kept paying money. They kept running through until neither the Plain not the Star-Bellies knew whether this one was that one . . . or that one was this one or which one was what one . . . or what one was who.”
3. “‘I will not let you fall. I will hold you up high as I stand on a ball. With a book on one hand! And a cup on my hat! But that is not ALL I can do!’”
4. “I hate this game, sir. This game makes my tongue quite lame, sir.”
5. “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you. You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on.”
My daughter’s room is homage to Seuss in his books, his famous quotes, his color palette, and his characters. I wanted her to be secure in her imagination, and I think that room will help her see that imagination can be
instrumental in success and happiness. What I always loved about Seuss — besides his poetic rhymes — was the limitlessness of his imagination in the worlds and characters he created. Worlds I just wanted to jump into and lose
myself in as a kid. He showed me that life was full of possibilities as long as I was willing to grab onto opportunity or create it where there was none.
***Also today, I wanted to let everyone know that the judging process is still going for the Indie Lit Awards, and that the winners will be announced this month.***