One, Two, Buckle My Shoe,
This old girl has dancing to do.
Danny O’Dare, the dancin’ bear,
Ran away from the County Fair,
Ran right up to my back stair
And thought he’d do some dancin’ there.
He started jumpin’ and skippin’ and kickin’,
He did a dance called the Funky Chicken,
He did the Polka, he did the Twist,
He bent himself into a pretzel like this.
He did the Dog and the Jitterbug,
He did the Jerk and the Bunny Hug.
He did the Waltz and the Boogaloo,
He did the Hokey-Pokey too.
He did the Bop and the Mashed Potata,
He did the Split and the See Ya Later.
And now he’s down upon one knee,
Bowin’ oh so charmingly,
And winkin’ and smilin’–it’s easy to see
Danny O’Dare wants to dance with me.
~ Shel Silverstein
Alice at My Wintersong introduced me to Shel Silverstein recently, and I have had fun browsing a selection of his poems for children. Padmini, the girls will love them!
At this stage you all know that I put great store by these Friday LBC posts.
They are prepared sometimes with great thought and dedication. Mind you, there are some weeks I pace the floor while tearing my hair out, in desperation to think of a few words of wisdom to share with you, my dedicated readers.
But, and it is a big BUT — today at E N O R M O U S expense I have something special to offer……………
Real Gold Star talent…. For the very first time, in Ireland……
No, make that the very first time in the whole wide world I give you…..
Grateful thanks must go to speccy for her energy, time and patience in dealing with two extremely talented prima donnas wooden legged dancers. 😉
Our topic of DANCE came elegantly gliding across the polished floor from Will Knott and I think it is now time for you to two step along and join in the dance of our other active members: Delirious, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox OCD writer, Padmum, Paul, Ramana, The Old Fossil, Will Knott.