Monday, April 27, 2015

W is for Wasp

I hate to do this again... but here is the poem:

The Wasp And The Bee

By Jane Taylor

A WASP met a bee that was just buzzing by,

And he said, " Little cousin, can you tell me why

You are loved so much better by people than I 

"My back shines as bright and as yellow as gold,

And my shape is most elegant, too, to behold,

Yet nobody likes me for that, I am told."

"Ah! Cousin," the bee said, "'tis all very true,

But if I had half as much mischief to do,

Indeed, they would like me no better than you.

"You have a fine shape and a delicate wing;

They own you are handsome, but then there's one thing

They cannot put up with, and that is your sting.

"My coat is quite homely and plain, as you see,

Yet nobody is ever angry with me,

Because I'm a humble and innocent bee."

From this little story let people beware;

Because, like the wasp, if ill-natured they are,

They will never be loved if they're ever so fair.

I've spent much of today washing all of the laundry that was caught in our little flood; I'm not quite done yet- so hopefully tomorrow morning I will be finished with that.  When I wasn't working on the at I was researching poems and insects to make up last week.  So I never got to today's image.  I will thought.  Seriously; not an empty promise.

I have officially decided that I'm going to go ahead and assemble all of these into a book at the end of this challenge.  I'm not going to have it be an alphabet book though.  I'm going to add some more illustrations to the poems I've already selected plus there area  lot of poems and rhymes that I liked but didn't quite make the cut.  My goal for this will be to have the book done and on the app store (I don't have the money to try publishing a physical copy) by the end of May.  Or maybe I'll get really crazy and try to submit to a publisher; but even with the friends I have in the children's book business... well let's just say it is really hard for the unknown to become known.

See you tomorrow- hopefully I'll have a nice list of links catching me up.  I'm going to have to catch up soon though; we're almost done!!


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