Friday, October 30, 2009

Poetry Friday: Halloween Edition

In honor of all things spooky and Halloween-ish, I give you a favorite from the incomparable Shel Silverstein. "Batty the Bat" was the very first poem I ever memorized--I proudly learned it by heart in first grade!

"Batty the Bat"
by Shel Silverstein

The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
'Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light.'


  1. Oh, that makes me feel learned this in the 1st grade! Still, it doesn't get better than SSilverstein!

  2. What a cute poem! Happy Halloween.