I Like Round Things


I like round things:
Balloons floating from strings;
Balls to bounce, balls to kick;
Hoops to roll with a stick;
The moon; buttons of every size;
The sun sailing across the skies;
Dewdrops, like bright jewels in grass;
And raindrops on the window glass.
I like to make round things:
Dandelion crowns, daisy rings;
Long paper chains and rosettes;
Somersaults and pirouettes;
Dots and circles and bubbles that fly
Higher and higher into the sky;
Cakes and cookies with faces that smile;
Lovely fat doughnuts once in a while.
I like things that go spinning ‘round:
The wheels of my bike; a pinwheel I found;
Tops, carousels turning dizzily;
Skates and Ferris wheels circling busily.
All round things are as nice as nice can be—
Things that go, things to make, things to see.
But the round things I like especially
Are the hugs of friends and family!

[illustrations] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney