|Seuss Memorial Garden, Springfield, MA, |
Photo from Trip Advisor
At Wells College when Dr. Seuss died—
students were crying ev’rywhere:
cafeteria, halls, classrooms,
canoes, Lake Cayuga, and dorms.
We hugged his books and admitted
they shared our text book shelves and that
we rested with his pages in
between stages of growth
And yet, we knew the books were weird
weirder than could be—we knew that
if the Cat in the Hat were real
we would lock all our doors
But Seuss rhymed us to curious
took us to actions and peoples
outside the lines we colored in
beyond our little lives.
Poets United's prompt, Wonder??? Wednesday #1, took me back to 26 September 1991 and the death of Dr. Seuss in the first semester of my first assistant professor of theatre job ever. Re-posted for more exposure in Poets United Poetry Pantry - #118.