BOY BLUE’S BEASTS
by WILLIAM JAY SMITH
William Jay Smith scored a remarkable success with his first volume of children’s poems. Laughing Time, with illustrations by Juliet Kepes. The poems which follow appear in his newly published book, Boy Blue’s Book of Beasts. Again the illustrations are by Juliet Kepes.
Black-spotted yellow Butterflies
Sailing softly through the skies,
Gliding over field and stream —
Like fans unfolding in a dream.
Before a drowsy elfin king
For whom the thrush and linnet sing —
As hands that move to touch the light
When Mother leans to say good night.