Happy Valentine’s Day!
Calef Brown’s We Go Together offers a different twist for Valentine rhymes. In a small illustrated book of 18 poems, this “A Curious Selection of Affectionate Verse” includes a plan for starting a band in the eight lines of “Totally.” Other pals include “Mirth Makers,” “Two Scallywags,” “Two Kiwis,” and more – all accompanied by illustrations of snowmen, roller skating dogs, friendly creatures from outer space (with antennae) or lots of people laughing. Some are silly, but all have the flavor of happy camaraderie.
If someone makes a crack or puts me down, you back me up and stick around. Always there when I get in a tangle. I lean on you at a steep angle – I’m so inclined. A better friend I’ll never find.
Because of You
I was once a half-emptyer. Now I’m a half-fuller. Because of you – the together-puller. So if I should smile And say something sunny, Don’t look at me funny or act surprised. Because of you , I’m optimized.