Giant Bubble

    “Giant Bubble,” Friend, July 1975, inside front cover

    Giant Bubble

    I was blowing soap bubbles

    One fine day—

    Pink and gold and amethyst

    And every shell-like hue—

    The airiest, the fairiest,

    The very I-don’t-care-iest

    I ever, ever knew.

    I was blowing soap bubbles

    One fine day—

    Rings and strings and clusters

    That seemed magic, magnified—

    Such shimmery and flossy ones,

    Such glittery and glossy ones

    That when I blew the biggest one

    I blew myself inside!

    I floated round the town and back,

    And everywhere I went

    Everything looked sunset-tinted,

    Radiant, rainbow-gay!

    But though I tried, I never quite

    Blew another half so bright

    And lovely as the one I blew

    That one fine day,

    That pink and gold and amethyst

    Never-forgotten day.

    Illustrated by Julie Fuhriman