Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Henry's Poem

"If I Knew", by Maud Wyman

If I knew a box where the smiles are kept,
No matter how large the key
Or strong the bolt, I would try so hard
'Twould open, I know, for me;
Then over the land and the sea broadcast,
I'd scatter the smiles to play,
That the children's faces might hold them fast
For many and many a day.

If I knew a box that was large enough
To hold all the frowns I meet,
I would like to gather them every one,
From nursery, school, and street;
Then folding and holding, I'd pack them in,
And turning the monster key,
I'd hire a giant to drop the box
To the depths of the deep, deep sea.


Heidi Jo said...

aww, my sound isn't working! written transcript please!

- Kailene said...

Wow - Good job, Henry! :)

Journey said...

Henry- Way to go! Wonderful job! I am so impressed, my friend! I can't believe you remembered the whole thing! I am very proud of you. (High Five!) Way to go! Love you, Henry! --- Ms. Beth

Jennifer said...

I love this. He is adorable. Boys sweet voices are such a treasure. I'm so glad you guys are doing this too. Parker just memorized The Wood by Robert Louis Stevenson but every time I get my camera out these days they all run and say, "noooo, don't put that on your blog!" One of these days I'll sneak in a video.

Beth said...

So cute! Nicholas watched it with me and is now attempting to recite a poem as well . . . he's just making his up . . . Henry inspired him! : )

Anonymous said...

Great job. Would have loved to follow the words with it.

Lisa H said...

As requested...I posted the words to Henry's poem. :)