Friday, April 10, 2009

Poetry Friday: A Little Nut-Tree

Poetry Friday

A Little Nut-Tree

I had a little nut-tree, nothing would it bear
But a silver nutmeg and a golden pear;
The king of Spain's daughter came to visit me,
And all because of my little nut-tree.
I skipped over water, I danced over sea.
And all the birds in the air couldn't catch me.

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Joan Holub said...

I remember this one from my childhood! Is that Walter Crane or Kate Greenaway as the illustrator? Both are illustrators I adored as a girl and still do.

Thanks for sharing this, Lorie Ann.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

I'm not sure, Joan! Anyone else know?

Julie said...

The illustration you have up was done by Walter Crane - the familiar initials he always hid somewhere(in a small circle) can barely be seen at the bottom left of the print.

Isn't that a wonderful little poem?

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Very sweet! I think this is a candidate for my Poem in Your Pocket day selection!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for the help, Julie! And awesome, Andromeda. :~)

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