Anon. is a funny word, isn’t it? It stands for anonymous, which is the word used to represent a person who doesn’t want their identity known, or for someone whose identity is not known. There are probably more poems by Anon. than by anyone else, but they are not all the same person of course – sometimes the poem has been handed down and repeated and repeated and maybe changed, until no-one knowns who wrote it in the first place. Tomorrow we have a poem by Anon. Today, there is a poem by me which mentions the word.
In the picture today, Lola is trying to be anonymous by being camouflaged on her blanket.
We Have a Mouse
We think we have a mouse – for it
ate mum’s jam sponge cake bit by bit,
we know he’s been here when he comes
by missing cake and piles of crumbs
but never see him round the house
we think he is anony- mouse!
© Liz Brownlee
What squeaks, has 12 legs, three noses and three tails but can’t see?
!ǝɔᴉɯ puᴉʅq ǝǝɹɥꓕ
Celia Warren has been writing poetry ever since she learned to read, and has been published in hundreds of children’s anthologies. Her collections are all for young children and many of her poems and stories form infant readers in mainstream school reading programmes all over the world. She has compiled two anthologies: The RSPB Anthology of Wildlife Poems illustrated by a range of fabulous artists, (Bloomsbury) and A Time to Speak and a Time to Listen (Schofield and Sims). Celia loves reading and performing her poems to anyone who’ll listen! Her latest book, Don’t Poke a Worm till it Wriggles, illustrated by Sean Longcroft, A&C Black, is all about worms! Celia’s website is here.
Celia has sent two of her wonderful illustrations to go with her lovely poem!
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