Lilian Moore

(1909 - 2004 / New York City)

Hey, Bug - Poem by Lilian Moore

Hey, bug, stay!
Don't run away.
I know a game that we can play.

I'll hold my fingers very still
And you can climb a finger-hill.

No, no.
Don't go.

Here's a wall - a tower, too,
A tiny bug town, just for you.
I've a cookie. You have some.
Take this oatmeal cookie crumb.
Hey, bug, stay!
Hey, bug!

Topic(s) of this poem: bug

Comments about Hey, Bug by Lilian Moore

  • Rajnish Manga (2/7/2016 10:08:00 PM)

    Sweet and small, the poem also shows the love of man with the nature around him. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (2/7/2016 9:33:00 PM)

    A very trivial moment, blooming in to a huge poetic flower. Wonderfully done! (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2016 7:40:00 PM)

    You like bugs! You like to feed them oat meal cookies! Most people just step on them, walk away and forget all about them! It makes you not only a good poet, but also a good and caring person! (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (2/7/2016 3:45:00 PM)

    I enjoyed this on both a childlike level and an adult level- both of me sees the kindness herein. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (2/7/2016 10:19:00 AM)

    Okay, I just looked on her other poem and I guess it was there that I left the comment on an earlier date instead of on this poem. Sorry. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (2/7/2016 10:14:00 AM)

    Great poem for children.

    I know I left a comment on this poem once before, and there were many other comments as well. For some reason PH has deleted them all before introducing this poem as Modern Poem of the Day. I wonder why they did that?
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/7/2016 1:31:00 AM)

    Solitude with the muse of nature. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (9/20/2015 7:11:00 AM)

    How touchy poem on solitude and love for life, beyond limits! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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