Kick A Little Stone
When you are walking by yourself
Here's something nice to do:
Kick a little stone and watch it
Hop ahead of you.
The little stone is round and white,
Its shadow round and blue.
Along the sidewalk over the cracks
The shadow bounces too.
The simplicity of this poem (and most poems in this book) blows me away. Topics range from kicking stones to going to the beach to counting stars to swinging up, up into the sky. Blondie loves this book, and I can see why. I've read it to her a hundred times (before tucking her in) and the poems always make her smile.