The Tooth mouse

There once was a mouse
rare among mice
who dared to dream
beyong things such as seeds

One day this mouse
warming upon a rock
saw two fairies
on a cornflower blue

Oh, mouse of dreams
we too have a dream
of a castle whiter than
whitest ivory

Will you help us gather
children’s first teeth
like you gather seeds
and in turn
give each child
silver pieces

We will build the castle
so high that it can reach into the dreamworld
so that each child may reach their dreams
for it is the children’s believe in magic
that keeps wonder alive in this world

To this day the tooth mouse
still gathers the milk teeth
from children’s shoes
higher and higher
does the castle towers grow
building the foundation of
tommorow’s dreams



“The visions we offer our children shape the future.
It matters what those visions are.
Of…ten they become self-fulfilling prophecies.
Dreams are maps.”-Carl Sagan

By:Michael McKnight

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  1. #1 by thevoicecontinues on April 23, 2010 - 3:51 pm

    Funny, here in France, one puts the tooth under the pillow, not the shoes. Hope they don’t make holes in them! Or maybe they like the smells of the shoes???
    Either way, I’m pretty sure that the castle gets built.
    Love, Cathy (in a funky mood šŸ™‚

  2. #2 by verewig on April 23, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    Cathy, me too. Perhaps we just have clever mice here. Sneaking a tooth out from under the pillow, without waking the child is not easy. I wonder how many tooth castles there are around the world?

    Light and love, and a chuckle,

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