Poetry Friday is hosted today by ATeaching Life.
I'm having an "Emily" sort of day -- contradictory, silly, aggravating, and prone to imagining all manner of outlandish behaviors, though I don't think even my most over-the-top speculations will find me eating toads.
For Poetry Friday -- "Emily Stew with someside dishes" written by Thomas Rockwell with illustrations by David McPhail.
Rockwell, who gave us "How to Eat Fried Worms" presents Emily in all her moods and incarnations. Silly on the surface, as when she is imagining herself as a potato, the verses go straight to the heart of our most basic search for identity -- who we are and what is our place in the great scheme of things.
McPhail's artwork is a spot-on portrayal of Emily's quest.