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by Shell Silverstein

The fanciest dive that ever was dove
Was done by Melissa of Coconut Grove,
She bounced on the board and flew into the air
With a twist of her head and twirl of her hair
She did thirty-four jackknives, backflipped and spun,
Quadruple-gainered, and reached for the sun,
And then somersaulted nine times and a quarter-
And looked down and saw that the pool had no water.

Comments (6)


Burma Shave!


That is a neat perspective of someone diving from a board!

To me it looks like the kid is smiling down at the spot where Melissa of Coconut Grove landed. I don't think Melissa was well-liked by all.


Melissa was pushed.


Ohmigod, poor Mellissa. I can't look!


melissa was kind of freaky looking. and she's looking down before she even jumps!


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