Monday, June 14, 2010


A few days ago, my daughter was challenged to write a limerick. She didn't find it easy, so her brother, hoping to help her with the challenge, scanned our shelves and gave her a Book of Poetry he had gotten for Christmas when he was probably about 7. And probably never opened since that Christmas morning soo long ago.

Sob! (Thinking back to those days always makes me a bit misty eyed. I am one of those women who really enjoyed having a handful of little children under her feet.)

My son suggested that the following poem from his Christmas book might fit nicely on my blog. I agreed, so here it is:

Kindness To Animals

Little children, never give

Pain to things that feel and live;

Let the gentle robin come

For the crumbs you save at home;

As his meat you throw along

He'll repay you with a song.

Never hurt the timid hare

Peeping from her green grass lair,

Let her come and sport and play

On the lawn at close of day.

The little lark goes soaring high

To the bright windows of the sky,

Singing as if 'twere always spring,

Amd fluttering on an untrired wing-

Oh! let him sing his happy song,

Nor do these gentle creatures wrong.

Author Unknown


Lily said...

Did I ever tell you how much I love poetry?

Style Attic said...

Speaks to me :) Thanks for sharing!!

Dexter said...

I think your daughter should write a poem about Chimpanzees, who are often overlooked in poetry. Of course it is hard to rhyme chimpanzee with anything else. Thanks for visiting my blog, be sure to come back and see me again !!!

Mary Bennett said...

Dear Lily and Style Attic,
I llike poems that rhyme. Not to sophisticated, am I? LOL!

The poem is done. I hope you like it!!


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