Friday, July 21, 2006

A silly little poem for a sleepy Friday afternoon...


If no one ever marries me -
And I don't see why they should,
For nurse says I'm not pretty,
And I'm seldom very good -

If no one ever marries me

I shan't mind very much,
I shall buy a squirrel in a cage
And a little rabbit-hutch;

I shall have a cottage near a wood,

And a pony all my own
And a little lamb, quite clean and tame,
That I can take to town.

And when I'm getting really old

-At twenty-eight or nine -
I shall buy a little orphan-girl
And bring her up as mine.

(Laurence Alma-Tadema)

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