Some years ago a friend of mine gave me a poetry book by Tim Burton for christmas. She knew my taste quite well and I keep coming back to this book because it is so excellent.
With poems like
Stick boy and Match Girl:
|Stick Boy liked Match Girl,
He liked her a lot.
He liked her cute figure,
He thought she was hot.
|But could a flame ever burn
For a match and a stick ?
It did quite literally;
He burned up pretty quick.
The boy with nails in his eyes:
|The Boy with Nails in His Eyes
Put up his aluminium tree.
It looked pretty strange
Because he couldn’t really see.
|Unwisely, Santa offered a teddy bear to James, unaware that
He had been mauled by a grizzly earlier that year.
Stick Boys festive season:
|Stick Boy noticed that his Christmas tree looked healthier
than he did.
|Brie Boy had a dream he had only had twice,
that his full, round head was only a slice.
|The other children never let Brie Boy play …
… but at least he went well with a nice Chardonnay.
|There was once a morose melonhead,
who sat there all day
and wished he was dead.
|But you should be careful
about the things you wish.
Because the last thing he heard was a deafening squish.
This book is a pearl among swines, a beautiful star in the sky and fantastic humour!
I still love this book !!!