Mudcat Café message #2825157 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #81350   Message #2825157
Posted By: moonfan
29-Jan-10 - 10:06 PM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
re: children's rhymes.

The moon is the North Wind's cookie.
He bites it day by day,
Until there's but a rim of scraps
That crumble all away.
The South Wind is a baker.
He kneads clouds in his den.
And bakes a crisp new moon that – greedy
North Wind –eats – again.

I grew up with the north wind's cookie but never heard it in song, only in the gentle cadence of my daddy's voice. Daddy sat with me on the back porch stairs and when that huge orange moon, with the crispy brown edges, began to rise above the horizon of our farm, he would point at it and tell me its story. I'm in my fifties, and now when I point out that that's a north wind's cookie, I get weird looks and a lot of WTF are you talking about. It's really sad that today's youth don't have a clue about the joy in a young child's heart from my era of awe and daddy taught beliefs.