March 2, -- Theodor Seuss Geisel died in 1991, after authoring dozens of books that became bedtime rituals all over the world. Adults as well as schoolchildren will celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday every year with special events across the country and the world. Teachers and celebrities will dress up like Cat in the Hat and lots of people will be reading Seuss aloud at home, in private and public places.
Special Birthday card to Dr. Seuss
Oh the Birthday We'll Have!
by Hart Seely, a reporter with the Syracuse Post-Standard
On the second of March in the hills of Na-Nupp Every Who who's a "who" down in Who-Ville shows up. The autograph seekers have lined up in clumps With the Sneetches and Snuvs and the Wockets and Wumps The Red Carpet is teeming with top paparazzi And the whole place is done up quite razz-a-ma-tazzi.
Here comes the Lorax from forestry school With a fish that he'd caught in McElligot's pool Behind him, "Sam I am" steps through the chain With the green eggs and ham he refused on the train.
Then the Grinch, with his world-famous great Grinchy sneer And Horton, the elephant with specs in each ear Then Marvin K. Mooney climbs down thru the trees In a suit by Armani with gold sequined fleas Then red fish and blue fish and not to be lazy Thidwick the Moose carries Daisy-Head Maisy.
But the Cat -- where's the Cat? -- is he stuck in L.A.? With his agents and lawyers and pipers to pay? He's finished Cat One and is filming Cat Two But just then his limousine pulls into view.
I am here, have no fear, says the Cat in the Hat. I was never not coming, it was never not that. I juggled appointments and came when I could Cause a birthday is fun and no fun is no good.
Then the Cat in the Hat, with a wink of an eye Holds a glass of red Beezlenut juice to the sky May I say, says the cat, we are here, we are here To salute you dear Doctor, we hope you are near.
On your one-hundredth birthday, we give thanks to you, "For your troubles in getting to Solla Sollew, "For the green Grickle-grass that is here for us all, "For 'a person's a person, no matter how small.' "For the fox and the Grox and the Grinch each December, "Oh, the places you took us! We'll always remember."
We celebrate all of the stories we had, When the worst things we knew really weren't that bad. A hundred years later, a gift for all time When reason was lost, Doctor, you gave us rhyme.
This poem is one of my favorite poems about Dr. Seuss. It's very funny at the same time. Hope you enjoy as I did. Please make sure to read Hart Seely in the Syracuse Post-Standard.