Buckshot Dot, AKA Dee Strickland Johnson, wrote this poem in 1940 when she was 9 years old. The image we’ve chose to accompany it is by Linda Holtby, Member 20,966, of faces in the clouds over the Hamble river, England.
THE OLD OLD MAN
His beard is so long it touches his toes.
If I were to paint him, he’d have a red nose.
He does not talk, nor gather a crowd,
For this old old man — is only a cloud.
© Dottie Jean Strickland* 1940, age 9