Monday, February 7, 2011

Magic Music


Verses for Children


Did ever you hear such music?
There's a story in the notes!
A story of butterflies of gold,
And sugar-candy boats
Sailing on seas of lemonade
Among fish that are living pearls.
And everything can come true for us,
All the little boys and girls.
Did ever you hear such music?
I can taste the notes as well!
There's my favourite supper in it.
What a delicious smell!
There are apple pies and pancakes
And jelly and custard too.
And if we follow the music
All our dream foods will come true!
Did ever you hear such music?
There are play-things in the song!
Teddy bears and rocking horses!
Everyone, come along!
We're going to have fun for ever
With all our favourite toys!
Follow the Magic Music
All you girls and boys!


Yindingie made the animals, the insects and the birds.
They roamed around Australia in great numbers, flocks and herds.
Most of them were happy with the way life had begun,
Except for little Kookaburra; he was the solemn one.
In fact, he was a misery, for envy ruled his mind;
He wanted to sing like the other birds, of every breed and kind.
'Why haven't I a voice?' he cried; 'It really isn't fair
That I should be so silent when I'm flying in the air!'
Now Snake was getting skittish and he fancied Frog for tea,
And Kookaburra watched them both with bold intensity.
The Snake was looking evil as he slid to little Frog,
And finally he reached him as he jumped up on a log.
Frog jumped and jumped, now up, now down, now on the grassy ground,
And Snake at last saw something move, and pounced without a sound.
At that very moment Frog escaped and didn't he rejoice!
While Kookaburra laughed and laughed!
He'd found his special voice.
For Snake had grabbed at his own tail, which was curled around the log.
He'd taken a mouthful of himself, instead of the lucky Frog!
The Kookaburra's laughter rang throughout the land around
And other Kookaburras came to learn the cheeky sound.
Since then the famous laugh throughout the bush is always heard
And the cheerful Kookaburra is Australia's favourite bird.


Judy Roney said...

You did a good job of this difficult picture prompt. So much in music for all of us. I would follow the piper, too.

RJ Clarken said...

What a lovely story about the kookaburra. It made me remember that I used to sing a song about that little bird in elementary school, when I was a little girl!

I loved your Pied Piper poem, too. Very tasty!

Doctor FTSE said...

Lovely rhymes . . as usual!

Jinksy said...

A lughing bird? How apt!! LOL

signed...bkm said...

I love you take on the Monday's sweet like the music from the pipe - any child would follow....nice...bkm