Dennis Lee

Rookie (1939-)

The Summerhill Fair - Poem by Dennis Lee

I found a balloon and it went up a tree
I learned how to ride on a pony for free
And I looked at a girl and she knew it was me
When I went to the Summerhill Fair.

The fishpond was fine, they had monsters and toads
And Dad got a plant and it broke in the road
And I think I remember which pony she rode
When I went to the Summerhill Fair.

Next year there's a fair at the very same place
I hope I run frontwards and win in the race
And I'll recognize her by the dirt on her face
When I go to the Summerhill Fair.

Comments about The Summerhill Fair by Dennis Lee

  • Indira Renganathan (2/4/2009 3:37:00 AM)

    Poetic and enjoyable....nice write (Report)Reply

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  • (1/14/2009 4:21:00 AM)

    I find that you are basically a 'humour' poet. We need to read such poems off and on as a means of some entertainment. I enjoyed this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/3/2008 9:52:00 AM)

    I'm a rhythm and rhyme poet, so much of what I read has no appeal to me.
    But this is 'real' poetry. There is one 'false' rhyme here but that's ok.
    You did a wonderful job, and I will not forget reading 'The Summerhill Fair'
    by Dennis Lee.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 11, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, January 31, 2011

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