Journey Forth

21 September, 2008

Daddy Fell into the Pond

Filed under: Family,Humour,Life,Poetry,Random,Thoughts — by Karen @ 6:10 am

Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
We were nearing the end of a dismal day,
And then there seemed to be nothing beyond,
Then
Daddy fell into the pond!

And everyone’s face grew merry and bright,
And Timothy danced for sheer delight.
“Give me the camera, quick, oh quick!
He’s crawling out of the duckweed!” Click!

Then the gardener suddenly slapped his knee,
And doubled up, shaking silently,
And the ducks all quacked as if they were daft,
And it sounded as if the old drake laughed.
Oh, there wasn’t a thing that didn’t respond
When
Daddy Fell into the pond!

Alfred Noyes (1880 – 1958)

Born in Wolverhampton. This is one of his more lighter hearted poems. Many are serious with a religous focus.

This is a poem I wasn’t at all familiar with. Stumbling across it today, I found it amusig and enjoyable. What do you think?

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