Celebrating Dr. Seuss
I wish I’d thought to make a Zizzer-Zazzer-Zuzz
The best I could come up with was the giraffe.
Be sure to let him in before the bishop;
He made me laugh.
(originally published in The Christian Century)
I’ve used this from time to time in my Technical Communication class, for an assignment called Poem Revision (aka, as a student put it, “the poetry destruction assignment”). The idea is to take a poem and revise it into formal, technical prose — since Tech Writing is the opposite of poetry, it’s a useful exercise.
So I make it a memo, FROM: God TO: St. Peter RE: Dr. Seuss. And so forth.