Dr. Seuss Gets the Blues


Take him to the Taj Mahal, ya’ll.
Give him a low note
(on a boat, with a goat)
and a highball.

Sweeter than a honey bee
or a Horton-heard Who
or a turtle on top
or a Bum Blooper bop –

Make ya wanna rock me to my soul,
make ya wanna dance your feet;
better than green
eggs and ham
……….(to think!)
anything I’ve ever seen
on Mulberry Street.


prompted by Toads. hop on over.

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17 Responses to Dr. Seuss Gets the Blues

  1. Sanaa says:

    Loved the musical quality of this fabulous poem 🙂
    Well penned..!

  2. coalblack says:

    Turtle On Top…wasn’t that a book by Nancy Friday???

  3. Candy says:

    Yaa, man! Cool.

  4. This was fun to read, am smiling………also chuckling at Coal Black’s comment, LOL. It is fun in here tonight!

  5. Susan says:

    Musical madness! I always thought a Cat in a Hat to be a scary book, and liked Horton hears a who much better. I’d say swinging to the blues and rhyme is much more fun.

  6. Marie Elena says:

    Luv me sum Seuss, and you done him proud … PLUS!

  7. Kerry O'Connor says:

    This is a great reply to the challenge!

  8. Ha.. yes I’m sure this is way better than green ham.. Well used dr Seuss into the blues.

  9. Kir Piccini says:

    Brilliant my friend….it was snappy and swayed.

  10. ManicDdaily says:

    Ha! Super clever. I used to live right next to mulberry street though! So not completely sure on that one! Well don’t– thanks. K.

  11. This was well timed – though I don’t know if you knew at the time you wrote it – with the death of BB King. It had me thinking of what a Dr. Seuss book would be like if he were to “write” the blues.

  12. Marian says:

    Love this! Just the kinds of whimsy I imagined when pairing these two greats. It’s wonderful. You should come visit when the Dr. Seuss museum opens. 🙂

  13. Herotomost says:

    You did it!!!! Hard prompt, at least for me, couldn’t quite mix the two. You did a fabby job though! Great work!

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