When I Get Big - Sekimoto Ayaka (kindergarden - Festival in my Heart, Poems by Japanese Schoolchildren) When I get big,
I want to be a pickled plum,
and I want mum to be a shiso leaf
so that we'll be always together
This is one of my favourite ever books/collections and you can expect to read more from it. The poignancy, insight and emotion that these children bring to their poetry is almost aching in it's innocence and purity. The above is one of my alltime favourite poems, for it's simplicity and honesty.