Friday, February 15, 2008

Poetry Friday: Sandra Boynton

Today, I'd like to share a poem written by Sandra Boynton. Okay, technically it's a song, but I've seen lots of other bloggers use song lyrics for Poetry Friday, so I thought I'd give that a try.

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll know that I'm a graduate student studying library science. And I work in an independent store as a children's bookseller (and a book buyer). And I'm the mom of a small child. And my husband is also in graduate school (and he works full time). And I just started an internship at a local library.

So, here's my family's theme song/poem for the semester:

by Sandra Boynton

very very busy
and we've got a lot to do
and we haven't got a minute
to explain it all to you"

See Sandra Boynton's wonderful album/book Philadelphia Chickens for the rest of the song. Or listen to a sample of this song here... sung by the ever fabulous Kevin Kline. For you musical theater fans out there, BusyBusyBusy is a parody/homage of Gilbert and Sullivan's patter songs.

For a good laugh, see Sandra Boynton's website.

The Poetry Friday roundup today is at HipWriterMama.

Update: I just found an ANIMATED version of the BusyBusyBusy song on Sandra Boynton's website. It's fabulous. Think Kevin Kline as a chicken dressed in a suit and tie.


  1. We really love Philadelphia Chickens over at my house and now, dadgummit, I'll be humming this for the rest of the morning...

  2. Ooh, I do LOVE Sandra Boynton! And Kevin Kline. What a great combination!

  3. Liz- Sorry about that! If it's any comfort, the song has been in my head all day too.

    Tadmack- I agree... it's a wonderful combination. Kevin Kline is perfect for that song.

  4. Sounds like a song that could be my theme song!

  5. Hope you get some relaxin' in this weekend. Fun song!