So today I was reading from Nancy Willard’s A Visit to William Blake’s Inn to some interested kindergarteners visiting my Reading Cave™, in celebration of Read Across America Day. I got to “A Rabbit Shows Me My Room,” and was stunned by an error I’ve made for 25 years.
Quick, fill in the blank:
“I will keep you from perilous starlight,
and the old __________ lunatic cat.”
If you said man’s, it’s because you’ve sung William Blake’s Inn one time too many. The actual word is moon’s.