Our poem of the week this week is “Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker” by Roald Dahl. Check out the awesome video that Speak Up kids made of this poem last year and try it out yourself with the downloadable script!
Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker
“I look and smell,” Aunt Sponge declared, “as
lovely as a rose!”
Just feast your eyes upon my face, observe my
Behold my heavenly silky locks!
And if I take off both my socks
You’ll see my dainty toes.”
“But don’t forget,” Aunt Spiker says, “how much your tummy shows!”
Aunt Sponge went red. Aunt Spiker said, “My
sweet, you cannot win,
Behold MY gorgeous curvy shape, my teeth, my
Oh, beateous me! How I adore
My radiant looks! And please ignore
The pimple on my chin.”
“My dear old trout!” Aunt Sponge cried out, “You’re only bones and skin!”
“Such loveliness as I possess can only truly shine
In Hollywood!” Aunt Sponge declared. “Oh,
wouldn’t that be fine!
I’d capture all the nations’ hearts!
They’d give me all the leading parts!
The stars would all resign!”
“I think you’d make,” Aunt Spiker said, “a lovely Frankenstein.”