Poetry Friday

October 17th, 2008

This week Bill asked his daughter, Olivia, to pick out a poem. She chose “Brother” by Mary Ann Hoberman, who was recently named Children’s Poet Laureate. “Oh, does this poem ring true in our household!” says Bill. “Except, maybe, that Livvy wouldn’t want a new little brother ‘for a change.’ She’d be happy without one! But I imagine eventually on long car trips, or post-bedtime sneaking around, she’d miss her co-conspirator.”

By Mary Ann Hoberman

I had a little brother
And I brought him to my mother
And I said I want another


Entry Filed under: Poetry Friday

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Shelly Burns  |  October 17th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    I can so relate having a little brother of my own. When we were little he drove me crazy, but now that we’re grown I wouldn’t trade him for the world.

  • 2. TadMack  |  October 17th, 2008 at 11:07 am

    Oh, this one is so fun!
    My nephew is getting a new little brother in June, and I expect I’ll need to read this one to him before long!

  • 3. Mary Lee  |  October 17th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I wonder what life would have been like with a younger brother rather than an older one?!?

  • 4. Katie DiCesare  |  October 17th, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    My students love this poem! It is hard not to like poems by Mary Ann Hoberman!

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