TBPL Staff Poetry Favourites

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.

Bundle-buggy Boogie
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
Ev-er-y-where:

cover - jelly belly
Jelly Belly by Dennis Lee

Calabogie,
Kapuskasing,
Espanola,
Atikokan;
Manitoulin,
Madawaska,
Mindemoya,
Moosonee!

Then another bundle-buggy
Did a boogie-woogie hop,
And another and another
In the bundle-boogie bop.

And it’s boogie-woogie high,
And it’s boogie-woogie low,
And it’s bundle-buggy boogie-woogie
Everywhere you go;Athabasca,
Abitibi,
Bona Vista,
Malaspina;
Bella Bella,
Bella Coola,
Batchawana,
Baie Comeau!Dennis LeeClick here to place a hold on Jelly Belly or other Dennis Lee titles at TBPL.
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