To celebrate National Poetry Month, we’re featuring the favourite poems or poets of Thunder Bay Public Library Staff.
Laurie, a member of our circulation desk staff, has fond memories of sharing her favourite poem with other readers:
My choice is from”Jelly Belly” written by Dennis Lee and illustrated by Juan Wijngaard. The title is “Bundle-buggy Boogie”. It is a great poem especially when said really really quickly.
Well, way up north
On a fine bright day,
A bundle-buggy boogied
At the break of day.
It did the boogie-woogie here,
It did the boogie-woogie there,
It did the bundle-buggy boogie-woogie
Then another bundle-buggy
Did a boogie-woogie hop,
And another and another
In the bundle-boogie bop.
And it’s boogie-woogie low,
And it’s bundle-buggy boogie-woogie
Everywhere you go;Athabasca,
Baie Comeau!Dennis LeeClick here to place a hold on Jelly Belly or other Dennis Lee titles at TBPL.