Loveliest of Treesby A.E. HousmanLoveliest of trees, the cherry nowIs hung with bloom along the bough,And stands about the woodland rideWearing white for Eastertide.Now of my threescore years and ten,Twenty will not come again.And take from seventy springs a score,That only leaves me fifty more.And since to look at things in bloomFifty springs are little room,About the woodland I will goTo see the cherry hung with snow.
Were you in rapture? I know. I know. You should see me do it IN PERSON! (Actually, I'm certain I'll be too wimpy to recite it for you.)
Here is my other party entertainment option:
Could Have Been Worseby Bill DoddsMy friends have not seen London;They've never been to France.But yesterday at recess,They saw my underpants!I kicked a ball, my skirt flew up,And I know what they all saw.The girls all stared and blushed and laughed,The boys said, "Oo la la!"I've thought a lot about it,And this conclusion I have drawn:I'm embarrassed that they saw them,But I'm glad I had them on.
What's your vote on my party entertainment? Do YOU have a poem handy?