Friday, 1 June 2007


A favourite childhood poem.

Over in the Meadow

Over in the meadow on a log in the sun lived an old mother turtle and her little turtle one.
"crawl" said the mother,
"I crawl" said the one
so they crawled and were glad on a log in the sun

Over in the meadow where the streams run blue
Lived an old mother fish and her little fishes two
"Swim" said the Mother"We Swim " said the two
So they swam and were happy where the stream runs blue.

Over in the meadowIn a hole in a tree,
Lived an old mother bluebird,And her little birdies three
"Sing!" said the mother,"We sing!" said the three,
So they sang and were glad,In a hole in the tree.

Over in the meadowby a tall Sycamore
Lived an old mother rabbit and her little rabbits four
"Play," said the Mother "We play", said the four
So they played in the shadow by the tall Sycamore

Over in the meadow in a new little hive
Lived a mother Queen bee and her little bees five.
"Hum," said the mother, "We hum" said the five
So they hummed and hummed in their new little hive.

Over in the meadow,In a nest built of sticks,
Lived a black mother crow,And her little crows six,
"Caw!" said the mother;"We caw!" said the six,
So they cawed and they called,In their nest built of sticks.

Over in the meadow,Where the grass is so even,
Lived a gay mother cricket,And her little crickets seven,
"Chirp!" said the mother;"We chirp!" said the seven,
So they chirped cheery notes,In the grass soft and even.

Over in the meadow,By the old mossy gate,
Lived a brown mother lizard,And her little lizards eight,
"Bask!" said the mother;"We bask!" said the eight,
So they basked in the sun,On the old mossy gate.

Over in the meadow,Where the quiet pools shine,
Lived a pretty mother frog,And her little froggies nine,
"Croak!" said the mother;"We croak!" said the nine,
So they croaked and they splashed,Where the quiet pools shine.

Over in the meadow.In a sly little den,
Lived a gray mother spider,And her little spiders ten,
"Spin!" said the mother;"We spin!" said the ten,
So they spun lacy webs,In their sly little den.

----THE END----

1 comment:

Gemma said...

Love the art you chose to go with this Daisy. Thank you!!!