December 3, 2010

"Danny O'Dare, the Dancin' Bear"

A quick and lovely Shel Silverstein poem today. Have a great weekend!

Danny O'Dare, the Dancin' Bear

Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear,
Ran away from the County Fair,
Ran right up to my back stair
And thought he'd do some dancin' there.
He started jumpin' and skippin' and kickin',
He did a dance called the Funky Chicken,
He did the Polka, he did the Twist,
He bent himself into a pretzel like this.
He did the Dog and the Jitterbug,
He did the Jerk and the Bunny Hug.
He did the Waltz and the Boogaloo,
He did the Hokey-Pokey too.
He did the Bop and the Mashed Potata,
He did the Split and the See Ya Later.
And now he's down upon one knee,
Bowin' oh so charmingly,
And winkin' and smilin'--it's easy to see
Danny O'Dare wants to dance with me.


Daisy Hickman said...

Great poem, Tamara! Hope you have a good weekend, as well. Cold here in Dakota with some snow on the ground, but the sun is bright. --Daisy

Tamara said...

Thanks, Daisy! I hope you had a great weekend! It was beautiful here, with the fresh snow and a beautiful fog and even not wind, which is really unusual. I hope your holiday plans are coming together!


Anonymous said...

luv this poem its my favorite

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