CENTRAL HEATING: Poems about Fire and Warmth
Illustrated by: Meilo So
Published by: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005
Awards: An ALA Notable, 2005.
Copyright © Marilyn Singer 2005

Central Heating: Poems about Fire and Warmth

(excerpt)

DRAGON
Who wouldn’t care to be
a dragon?
To be master of fire
and air?
To wander through a field or two
torching ricks of hay?
To take to the sky and declare you’re there
with a fireworks display?
In winter not to worry if it’s snowing
or it’s sleeting?
To snuggle in a pleasant cave
where you’re the central heating?