Thursday, July 28, 2011


supplied the illustration

(An old-fashioned rhyme for old-fashioned children)

Betty Blue and Rosy Red
Toss a shuttlecock overhead.
Pansy Pink and Willy White
Slowly wander out of sight.
Betty and Rosy play and play;
The others are wandering on their way.
Playtime ends and evening comes.
Here are Betty and Rosy's Mums.
'Where are the little ones' they cry.
' The gate is open! Me oh my!'
Betty and Rosy feel ashamed;
They know they are going to be blamed.
But Pansy and Willy are just outside;
They'd decided that they would hide.
They were hiding in the trees.
The Mothers found them there with ease.
Betty and Rosy tell their Mothers
'Now we'll always watch the others!
Older children always must
Be people everyone can trust.
(I think it's called a homily!)

Taken on a recent cruise


No other colour would do,
For the main tint of this view!
When the sun is so hot,
Such a bright turquoise spot
Complements the wide ocean of blue!
It's not always my favourite hue.
I rather like bright yellow too.
But, when put to the test,
I'll say turquoise is best.
Though, tomorrow, that might not be true!

1 comment:

Deborah said...

I love and old fashioned rhyme, wonderfully done!