Gooney Bird is So Absurd
"What is that on your head, Gooney Bird?" Mrs. Pidgeon asks her always outrageous second-grader. "Underpants?"
"It can be whatever you want it to be," Gooney Bird replies. "Just like a poem."
Mrs. Pidgeon's class, in January, is learning about poetry. Some of them, following Gooney Bird's example, do warm their brains by wearing underpants on their heads. Gradually they discover that poetry can warm their hearts as well.