The Man Who Sang the Sillies - John Ciardi,  Edward Gorey Children's heads are very looseMother, Father, screw them tight.If you feel uncertain useA monkey wrench, but do it right.If a head should come unscrewedYou will know that you have failed.Doubtful cases should be gluedStubborn cases should be nailed.Then when all your darlings goSweetly screaming off to bed,Mother, Father, you may knowAngels guard each little head.Come the morning you will findOne by one each little headFull of gentle thoughts and kind,Sweetly screaming to be fed.Marvellous illustrations by Gorey.