Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BUB SAYS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY

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First Line: The moon in the sky is a custard
Last Line: An' talk about suddently droppin' off.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Clouds; Grandparents; Moon; Sky; Childhood; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers

THE moon in the sky is a custard-pie,
An' the clouds is the cream pour'd o'er it,
An' all o' the glittering stars in the sky
Is the powdered sugar for it.

. . . . . . .

Johnts -- he's proudest boy in town --
'Cause his Mommy she cut down
His Pa's pants fer Johnts -- an' there
Is 'nuff left fer 'nother pair!

. . . . . . .

One time, when her Ma was gone,
Little Elsie she put on
All her Ma's fine clothes -- an' black
Grow-grain-silk, an' sealskin-sack;
Nen while she wuz flouncin' out
In the hall an' round about,
Some one knocked, an' Elsie she
Clean forgot an' run to see
Who's there at the door -- an' saw
Mighty quick at wuz her Ma.
But ef she ain't saw at all,
She'd a-knowed her parasol!

. . . . . . .

Gran'pas an' Gran'mas is funniest folks! --
Don't be jolly, ner tell no jokes,
Tell o' the weather an' frost an' snow
O' that cold New Year's o' long ago;
An' then they sigh at each other an' cough
An' talk about suddently droppin' off.

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